How many times a day do you feel as if you can’t do it?
How many times a week do you feel like you can’t handle a situation or you have too much going on in your life?
How many times a month do you feel stressed to the breaking point?
How many times a year do you feel overwhelmed?
By now, most of us would probably start to lose track. Now I may be wrong, but I feel as though this post is for everyone, even myself. It’s a simple post really, one about doing what everyone hates most. A post about doing what I know I struggle with most. A post about handing over your life.
See, as human beings we all feel the need to have control over our life. We all love to be able to choose the outcome to a certain event and keep things in our control. But as we all have found out, one way or another, things don’t work out that way. So when things go awry what do we do? Well, there are a few common reactions:
We give up.
We turn to others who have their own stress to deal with, though sometimes they can help.
We find ourselves an escape. Drugs, alcohol, sex; everything that can backfire dramatically.
We bottle it up and try to move on.
Unfortunately, the most effective way to relieve our stress is also one of the most uncommon; giving our lives over to God. I’ve spent my entire life, all eighteen years, going back and forth over this. It’s by far one of my most difficult struggles, and all because I feel like I make better decisions for myself than the God who created me, you, and the entire galaxy (if this is something you have a hard time with, hit me up via message. I’ll be glad to talk :] ). But honestly, who am I to say that? What can I see in my life? I can only see what my eyes will show me. Maybe I can guess what might happen based on present circumstances, but who am I to know for sure? I can’t, I never will be able to.
This is where my logic led me to faith. See, God tells us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. If we’re to take Him at His word, and He’s never lied, then that would mean all circumstances good or bad, as long as our lives have been handed over for Him to govern, are in proper care. God tells us to test Him and see how He’ll pull through for us. But our job and struggle is realizing that we don’t have the right or the capability to know what’s best for us. Now that may burst your bubble and offend your ego, but it’s the truth. When I went through a rough patch in my life a few weeks ago and soon ran out of options. As I found out, this is when God tends to show up most: when we hit rock bottom. At that moment, I decided to trust my God and low and behold everything worked out.
So instead of turning to all the other “solutions” that this world has to offer, consider taking a leap of faith with a God that never fails. I know it seems as though I’m rambling on and on but my main point is this: God gives us the opportunity to trust Him before everything we try fails miserably. Next time things go sour, don’t waste any time. Try calling on God.