Job 38:4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.”

It’s not easy running the world. It’s full time work and then some. You didn’t officially apply for the job, but it seems to have fallen in your lap by default. If it wasn’t for you, nothing would even get done.

What Causes Us to Want to Control Our Lives?

Job 1:21 “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

1. Selfishness . Hebrews. 13:5

2. Troubles . Psalm 42:5-6

3. Fear . Psalm 27:1

4. Unbelief . Micah 6:8

5. Rebellion . Isaiah 64:6

“All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”

“Our future must be accepted by faith one day at a time”

Stan Toler

What Are the Steps to Relinquishing Control?

Romans 6:6 “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin “

1. Ask God for help . Jonah 2:2

2. Change your outlook . Philippians 4:8

3. Release your death grip . Galatians 5:16-24

4. Crown Christ King ! Matthew 6:33

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God” (Galatians 2:20).

What Are the Benefits of Trusting God Vs. Being

General Manager of the Universe

Proverbs 3:1-5 “My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. 3Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. 5Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”

1. You will see God face to face. Acknowledge .

“in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6

2. You will receive guidance from God. Direct .

Isaiah 40:3 “A voice of one calling: In the desert prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God.'”

“Trust involves letting go and knowing God will catch you.”

James Dobson