One of the hardest things to do is to give up control and to trust someone else and it gets harder as we get older. In one of the many counter intuitive (counter cultural) aspects of Christian teaching, we are told throughout the Bible to trust in God and not in ourselves (see Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 6:25, et al). What makes this difficult is that we are conditioned to be our own person, to be self-sufficient and to pull ourselves up by our boot straps, none of which are bad things but if we are being honest, none of us can do those things successfully all the time.
If you believe in God and that He spoke the universe into existence and placed humanity at the pinnacle of His creation (which is reasonable), it should not be too difficult to believe that He knows what’s best for us and wants for us to prosper (see Romans 8:28, Psalm 37:4, et al). The problem for most of us is surrendering our will to His. This requires that we surrender to the fact that though we may be amazing in many ways, we are not as amazing as the Creator of the Universe – He made us – He knows us and He loves us. So talk to Him through prayer and really listen to Him through His Word (the Bible); you will discover that there is no better Master than Him (Matthew16:26-27, Romans 12:2).
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