Thursday, August 27, 2009

God is in Control

I have that song by Twaila Paris stuck in my head....God is in Control... good thing you can't hear me singing it ;o)

After my "oiy" post I found more reason to just give God control ;o) It's my new morning chant... "Let go and let God because God is in control"

Working with this mission team has been almost a 3rd full time job. One that I have enjoyed actually. I have had moments of frustration but every time I am reminded that I am going back to Ethiopia those frustrations just fade away.

I was reminded yesterday of God's sovereign grace when I had assumed something about our financial obligations with YWAM. We all know what 'assuming' does to a person don't we? ugh

It ended up actually being a good thing, but I had decided to take some matters into my own hands and it turned out that I should have just left well enough alone.

Do you ever do that? Probably Don't you hate it when you find out that things were already under control and you needed to get out of the way?

Truly I am learning so much in this process.

The psalmist wrote, "It is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all thy works." Psalm 73:28

I have trusted that God will do what needs to be done, but I haven't given my fellow man the trust they deserve to do their parts. Well, how very arrogant is that?! ouch!!!

I was speaking with my co-leader last night confessing my assumptions about the finances. Eating my humble pie.

The funny thing is that we both have control issues. lol uh oh. The good thing is that we are both able to say to the other "Let go and let God" It's a pruning and growth process for us both.

This "God is in control" attitude is also so very applicable to my home situation with the listening ears and the hormones and the ego business. ;o)

So I will just continue to sit here singing God is in Control... and let God handle the issues. Perhaps when I get back out of the way things will just fall into place...imagine that?

1 comment:

Andrea Hill said...

I love when God is in control. It must be so very hard at times to lead the mission team, have a full time job and be a full time mom. But your right,to be blessed of going back to ET where your boys are from will wipe all the momentarily stress and whatever is going on away. Funny you both want to be in control. I love finding out more stuff about you and our team.