Control is rooted in Fear
Trying to figure things out, is rooted in control and control is rooted in fear.
I am learning this, because after God told me not to figure out my job situation, another completely different situation came into my life. And well fear presented itself and I just went with it. I went with fear. That was the wrong decision. (we all make wrong decisions)
But see fear is NEVER from God, and in this situation He once again asked me to lay it down, not to try to figure it out either, but to trust Him in this new situation.
Why is it so hard?
“God, what am I supposed to do?” I asked.
Seems I was spending a lot of time on “trying to figure things out” because now I was thinking, what am I going to do if I am not spending so much time try to figure everything out?
At church on Sunday, I was reminded of a scripture during worship (which I always believe is God speaking to me through His Living Word)
New American Standard Bible
This is the day which the LORD has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Peace came over me as I knew this was what He was telling me.
JUST rejoice in THIS day. For it is the day I (I, God, who created the entire universe) made.
Don’t worry yourself about the future, you don’t control it Lindsay. You just don’t sweet one.
You stay close to me and let me show you! That is the JOY of being in relationship with Me.
Release control Lindsay!
You keep praying to get rid of fear in your life and you have come so far, but see trying to figure out tomorrow, or the future, it really is a form of control and control is rooted in fear.
“Again Lord” I thought.
But then I sensed Him saying “It’s ok beautiful girl, I am telling you this to free you not to condemn you!”
God our Father wants our hearts, He wants our trust and He really wants a real relationship with us, with YOU! Yes, YOU, He created YOU and He loves YOU even if you don’t love yourself.
He has every hair on your head numbered, He knows us, He knows our sin, He knows our struggle, He knows our thoughts, good and bad, see we can’t hide from Him and that is the last thing He wants, He wants to help us, not judge us or condemn us! That’s why He gave us Jesus, so we could be pardoned from our sin and His judgement. He wants to love on us! He wants to envelop us in His love, He wants to bring peace into our lives, our minds, our hearts, our souls and He does that through Jesus Christ! It is the Holy Spirit that comes to live inside of us once we receive Jesus, and Holy Spirit is the living Spirit of God who comes to reside in all believers of Jesus. Holy Spirit is said in the Bible to be our counselor and our comforter, I mean who doesn’t need counseling and comforting, I do every day, sometimes each moment of each day.
Just ask Him today to show you His love for you!
Just like any other relationship, it’s personal and it is intentional!