Stop Trying To Control Everything

“Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” James 1:8

Do you have a compulsive need to find a solution to every problem, and to control everything? Do you always have a back-up plan in case things don’t go the way you think they should? Have you noticed that the more you try to fix things, the more anxiety you experience? The Bible says, “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” (Ro 8:6) ‘Fixing’ is the opposite of trusting. Now God doesn’t want you to be mindless or helpless, He just wants you to live by faith and not head knowledge. When you learn to trust God and operate in “the mind of the Spirit,” you experience peace even when you’re surrounded by tough circumstances.

it's ok if you don't know it allOne of the pitfalls of human reasoning is that it causes you to be come double minded and stuck: “Such a person (referring to those without faith) is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” (Jas 1:8) What frame of mind do you live in? Instead of always trying to figure everything out, learn to be comfortable not knowing and trust the One who does. Decide that each time you feel anxious, you’ll stop and pray: “Lord, I’m not going to try and figure this out myself, I’m bringing it to You, trusting You for the answer.” When you stop struggling with the whens, wheres, whys, and hows, you start experiencing God’s peace in a way you never have before. You also put yourself in a position where God can intervene on your behalf. So stop trying to control everything.


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