Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I didn't used to be a controlling person.

I'm still not a controlling person.

But sometimes i see the allure.

It's easy to want to surround myself in things i think i can control.  But the great human frustration for Christians and for non-believers, is that control is never attainable.

And what if it were?

What would we do about controlling our own imperfection?

It turns out that absolute control would not even be beneficial.  Because then our circumstances, the things we control, would be limited by our own imperfections and finiteness.  They would be limited what we have in ourselves.  And contrary to popular opinion, everything i'll ever need is not found within myself (unless you refer to God, who lives inside me). Our lives would be poorer for having lost the richness located outside of ourselves.

We can't even control our circumstances by allowing only positive stimuli.  We cannot predict every effect of every stimulus.  The possibility of complete control by a finite being is not possible.

I'm glad there's God.

  • And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who loveGod, to those who are called according to His purpose.  -Romans 8:28 (NASB)

And even better than that, when i allow God to move in my life and do things the way He wants to, i find that my circumstances work out even better than i could have designed on my own.

1 comment:

What do you think about that?