Most of us envision our lives as being orderly with all things happening the way we want. We make plans and have dreams, some of them divinely inspired, that we want to see through to completion. We want to be happy, successful, and healthy, all of which are perfectly natural and perfectly human. So when life takes us to places we don’t want to go, we often feel as if something has gone wrong, or we must have made a mistake somewhere along the line. Although this will repeatedly happen in all our lives we rarely understand the reasons...at least in the beginning. Eventually we all come to realize that trials are designed to strengthen us, teach us and mold us.
It may take something major to wake us up. After all, it's very hard to turn our lives loose, to feel out of control...even though control is a huge illusion! It is
loss of control more than anything else that humbles us and enables us
to see the big picture. It reminds us that there is someone else in control. Hopefully, this awareness will help us release our resistance to what is. Joy exists
within our lives whether things go our way or not. And when we
don’t feel it, it is because we choose not to.
Learning to release our imagined control to the One who truly IS in control is life changing...and it's oh, so much easier!