Daily Devotional: Signs God Is Telling You Not To Force It & Trust His Timing!

In this journey of life, you need to learn to not force things because God has already made a plan for things to go a particular way.
When you have to travel the difficult roads of life, do you let go of the wheel, give it to God and let Him navigate the way as well or do you try to maintain control on your own? Giving all our trials and worries in life to God and trusting Him in those difficult times is often easier said than done! In fact, it is downright frightening at times.
Most of us have heard the saying ‘let go and let God’ but not many people tell us HOW! How do you let God be in control when you are going through a mess and every fiber of your being wants to hold onto the wheel? Keep watching to learn how you can start letting go and letting God take control!
Looking at the life of Jesus, he was in so much pain but understood that God had a will do he let the will come to pass.

Matthew 26 says,

“The words were barely out of his mouth when Judas (the one from the Twelve) showed up, and with him a gang from the high priests and religious leaders brandishing swords and clubs. The betrayer had worked out a sign with them: “The one I kiss, that’s the one—seize him.” He went straight to Jesus, greeted him, “How are you, Rabbi?” and kissed him. Jesus said, “Friend, why this charade?” Then they came on him—grabbed him and roughed him up. One of those with Jesus pulled his sword and, taking a swing at the Chief Priest’s servant, cut off his ear. Jesus said, “Put your sword back where it belongs. All who use swords are destroyed by swords. Don’t you realize that I am able right now to call to my Father, and twelve companies—more, if I want them—of fighting angels would be here, battle-ready? But if I did that, how would the Scriptures come true that say this is the way it has to be?” Then Jesus addressed the mob: “What is this—coming out after me with swords and clubs as if I were a dangerous criminal? Day after day I have been sitting in the Temple teaching, and you never so much as lifted a hand against me. You’ve done it this way to confirm and fulfill the prophetic writings.” Then all the disciples cut and ran.”
Matthew‬ 26:47-56‬ MSG‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Giving it to God means placing your trust in Him, letting Him have control and take it completely from you. When you give something to another person, you must let go of it and allow them to take control of it. You must do the same with God. Hand it over to Him and stop fighting to keep control of it.
It also means trusting Him and His character enough to know that He answers us.
According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, control is “to have power over” something. As humans, we love to have control over the things that we do. We love to have a plan. We have grown up hearing advice like this:
“You can do anything you set your mind to do!”
“Follow your heart!”
Nevertheless, when things do not go the way we have planned, we can feel disappointed, unfulfilled, anxious, sad even angry. We might have pictured our lives differently than they’ve turned out to be.
But what does the Bible say about control? Are we called to carefully determine every detail of our lives, and expect them to come true? Are we called to strive for a planned life? Not quite.

You need to let go
For Christians, the process does not start with our “plans”
or desires. We are called to deny ourselves.

And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23

“And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh, with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5:24

Yes! That sounds hard! But don’t worry. It does not end there. When we commit our lives to Christ, and let Him take control, He not only reveals to us the things we should “let go” of, but He is with us every step of the way.

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

God’s intent is not that we would live a life of discontent, sorrow and shattered dreams.

“The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.” John 10:10

A life worth living is a life with Christ. After all, it is the life each of us was created to live. There is nothing more fulfilling than living inside God’s will!
Do you want this rich and satisfying life? If so, what are some other things that you can do to let God “take the wheel”?

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