💫 ❤️ Yielding Control 💖
🌞 During a visit with a friend suffering from a particular disease, I asked what lessons God was teaching her as she traveled down this difficult road.
Her immediate response was, “Loss of control.” She had always been a highly organized, independent person whose corporate job involved long hours and frequent travel.
Now she had to depend on others for everything from getting dressed to brushing her teeth. Unable to move her arms or legs, she had control over only what she thought and what she said. She knew that soon she would even lose her power of speech.
“I used to stress over my job,” she said, “and never really gave it to the Lord. Now, with almost all control gone, I can stress about [my physical limitation] or surrender it to Christ.”
🙇♀️ The question facing each of us is, “Will I retain control of my life or yield it to the Lord today ?” To live only for what I want is to be controlled by the worldly nature. Apostle Paul said that this leads to death, “but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
🙇♂️ 🙇♂️ Whether we are afflicted physically or distressed emotionally, or if we are robustly healthy in body and mind, we all need a reason for living. If we are merely existing from day to day, we understand what Shakespeare meant when he wrote that our lives can be like “an idiot’s tale, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
To one degree or another, we will all lose control of our lives as we grow older. Yielding control to God is a choice we can make every day — Starting Today. — David C McCasland
Heavenly Father is all the world to me,
My life, my joy, my all;
He is my strength from day to day,
Without Him I would fall. — Thompson
Living for God is the best reason for living.
🎊 Stay Blessed My Friend 😊 🌹