Updated: Apr 7, 2020
Calling all my friends who like to have control.
So, how are you doing right now?
Chances are you are trying to find anything and everything in your life that you have the ability to control and you are holding on tight. This might be your family's meal plan, or your running pace, or your children's schedule or how much toilet paper you have stockpiled. I totally understand. When something completely out of your control happens it is a natural reaction to feel like you are free falling out of the sky.
In my upcoming book I write about trying to control things when we were being treated for infertility. Once we started the adoption process, there was a whole new host of variables to try and control. I write about continually handing things over to God and then attempting to take them back again when I felt like he wasn't acting quickly enough. Have you ever done this during a challenging time?
Excerpt from Refuel Your Wait
"The hardest part for me when we hit this “infertility bump in the road” was that I had absolute no control over the issue. I tried to take control by eating the things I should, taking the supplements suggested, and seeking medical treatment but none of this worked. When we left the fertility efforts behind and started our adoption journey I felt relief in knowing this process was something more in my control. Or so I thought."
Our first instinct is to reach for anything that we do have control over and hold on tight. I actually think this is a healthy reaction. First, release the things you have no control over to your Heavenly Father. Next, make a list of things that you do have control over and things that could benefit from your attention. Shift your energies from things out of your control to things in your control and let God do the rest.
So do not fear,for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.