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Over Being a Control Freak Yet?


“Anything under God’s control is never out of control.” ~Anonymous

Sometimes, the greatest revelations are revealed in obscure places. Take Job as he sits blistered and depressed amongst his "so-called" friends. In the midst of provoking Job to repent for sins he never committed, I found immersed in Job 5 where Eliphaz the Temonite encapsulates how a change in perspective can open the door to releasing control:

“But if I were you, I would appeal to God; I would lay my cause before him. He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. He provides rain for the earth; he sends water on the countryside. The lowly he sets on high, and those who mourn are lifted to safety. He thwarts the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. He catches the wise in their craftiness, and the schemes of the wily are swept away. Darkness comes upon them in the daytime; at noon they grope as in the night. He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.
~Job 5:8-16, New International Version

This passage was so good, I almost forgot how wrong he was about Job.

But he was right about God.

This felt like the perfect next step after our conversation last week about using our need to be needed as a platform for procrastination.

We do not need to be needed. We need God. in other words, it's not about you.

You don't have to fix everything and everybody, remember? Giving God his due in praiseful prayer creates a paradigm shift from trying to be all things to all people to wanting to be a champion for Christ.

Control What Matters

Look at the text...

He performs.

He provides.

He sets on high.

He thwarts the plans of the crafty so you don't have to.

He saves.

He saves.

He saves so the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth.