My control issues are being challenged. It doesn’t surprise me that I felt to pick up my pastor’s book again today with a chapter titled “More Than We Can Handle?”
Here are a few truths I’m tying to let sink in:
• God often allows us to face more than we can handle. But it’s not because He’s cruel or heartless. It’s so we’ll stop trying to live life on our own strength and learn to depend on His!
• One of the most dangerous ideas we can buy into is that as long as we do everything “right”- nothing bad will ever happen to us. Scripture clearly teaches otherwise.
• We are never in control of our lives. We are, however, in control is the attitude we have as we face life.
• If all along we’ve believed that God will never put more on us than we can handle, at this point we’re bound to feel defeated and frustrated. …we assume something must be wrong with us. We must not have enough faith. We must not be living a godly enough life…that’s simply not true.
• God can and will put more on us than we can handle. But He does so to remind us that is isn’t about who we are and what we can do, but rather about who He is as what He can do.
• [God] wants us to acknowledge that we’re in a situation that we cannot handle. That we’re overwhelmed. That we have questions. That we don’t understand. But that even in the face of daunting situations, we won’t give up on the God who has never given up on us.
If you’d like to read more, please check out Unleash! by my pastor, Perry Noble. You won’t regret finishing this book.