Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Who's In Charge?

It’s been quite the rollercoaster week, and it’s only Wednesday!

Like night and day, Monday clashed with Tuesday.

The first day of the week slammed me down with doubts, frustrations, irritations, even bad news. Or pending bad news, rather.

Thus, my attitude suffered. I felt critical, hopeless, agitated, restless, discontent.

Then the second day dawned, and with it, a brighter sunrise.

Nothing really changed. Maybe I was privy to a bit more information that eased my fears. But in all actuality, the situation had not changed. Still hasn’t. But for some reason, I dealt with it better, felt more positive, experienced a more hopeful outlook.

Here’s the thing. Had I been in charge of this universe, Monday would have ended differently. I had a quitter’s attitude. My imagination ran wild with scenarios that changed everything about my life in drastic proportions. Had I been calling the shots, I very likely would have made some rash decisions and mistakes.

But I had to ask myself who was in charge?

Me and my reckless emotions?

Or God?

Every time I wait long enough to find out what He’s up to, I remember how glad I am that He’s in charge. Which should teach me that when I don’t see… yet… trusting Him is still the best option.

No matter what tomorrow holds, or threatens to hold, trust that He’s in charge. Every time, you will be glad you did.

“Because I know Who holds the future, life is worth the living…”

Live by faith, not by sight, dear Dry Ground friends.

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KM Wilsher said...

Good stuff.

I ran into some 'personalities' at work. The environment is truly toxic there. . .I am thankful for your words, he's in charge. Through this turmoil, He's in charge :)

Have a great Thursday!