Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
for to you I lift up my soul.
Psalm 143:8 (NIV)
Being flexible is not one of my greatest virtues because I like to be in control. However, in recent years, God yanked the reigns of control right out of my fingers with the promise to never let me go.
From Mark’s heart attack, nine days before the wedding, to the phone call this week announcing impending surgery for his brother’s second detached retina, it’s apparent that planning too far in advance is a waste of time and energy. Even the possibility of future kidney dialysis for Dad is but a grain of sand sifting through the tiny hole of the hourglass of time.
Our lives seem enormous to us but from God’s perspective, we are just a dot in that timeline. Every appointment on my calendar must be held loosely, otherwise I’m likely to get my undies in a knot when confronted with interruptions or a change of plans.
So how do we let go of our schedule, worries, demands, and fears? Let me answer that with another question. Do you believe that God is in control or not? If you believe that He is, then you have just described faith. That faith allows you to trust Him, rest assured that life’s interruptions are divine, and go with it. Since the only person you can control is yourself, ease up and let Him run the show. He won’t fail you.