Show of hands: how many of you are control freaks?
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I am awful at group projects. Well, kind of. If it’s a paper, I’m all over it. I’ll tell my partner(s) to do some research, then I’ll put together the final project. If it’s not a paper, I freak out because it’s not something I’m comfortable with and therefore not something that I’m able to control; I need to rely on my partner(s) in this case. In the first situation, I’m a control freak; in the second, I’m a complete spaz. Either way, I’m not a pleasant partner.
One of my problems with being a control freak is that I like to control everything. Unfortunately, I am only human and there are plenty of things that I am unable to control. It’s not my job to save the planet or correct politics, but I still feel the urge at times to try to do my best to complete both of those tasks.
I’m only human. There is no way that humans as a whole can control everything in the universe, so it’s ridiculous for me to think that I, a single human, can. But still I try to play God. The problem with that? I’m not God; God is God.
Although I am a control freak, I know that it’s a good thing that God is in control. I know he has everything under control and that he, as God, can and will control it. If I can’t control it, then I’m content to know that someone much better at controlling things is behind the scenes working stuff out. Romans 8:28 says that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.
As a control freak, I get stressed out easily. Sometimes I sit back and think about all the stuff I need to do and then start worrying about how I’ll get it done. It’s so nice to be able to remind myself when I start to stress this kind of stuff that I don’t have to worry because God is in control.
Dear fellow control freaks: I know it’s hard, but it’s God; we can trust him.
Next time you start to worry – or see someone you know start to worry – take a step back, breathe, and remember: God works everything out for the good of those who love him. We don’t have to understand it, and we don’t have to agree with it. We just have to accept it.
And isn’t it wonderful, knowing that God, the creator of the universe, is in control?