Letting the Control Freak Go

Unfathomable Grace

Must we be in control? Are we the sorts of individuals who must have a plan for everything? In order to be content, must everything work according to our plan? Do we demand even the Sovereign God to submit to our plan?

Must we have clarity? If and when God chooses not to operate according to our plan, must we completely understand what he is thinking and doing? In order for us to be joyful and content, must we have reasons for his deviation, and must we know his end-game?

Friends, are we control freaks, or are we men and women who completely and contentedly trust God?

Brennan Manning, in his book entitled Ruthless Trust, writes these words:

The splendor of a human heart which trusts that it is loved gives God more pleasure than the Westminster Cathedral, the Sistine Chapel, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, the sight of ten thousand butterflies…

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