If we’re bluntly truthful about it, we Christians often have issues with control, don’t we? Oh, we do a mighty fine job to telling ourselves (and others) that “God is in control”, but when it comes down to it, do we really mean it? In our mind of minds do we really believe what we say, or are we saying it because it’s the “Christiany” thing to say? Better yet, do our lives reflect that we believe what we say? How open are we to His direction in all aspects of our lives?
Frankly, I think a lot less than many of us would admit. I have not met anyone who is totally, fully, relentlessly dependent on God for the entirety of their lives. I’m, unfortunately not. I’m not so sure it is possible because of our flawed state as humans. I think what it boils down to is a question of how big of a box we will build for God in our lives. The bigger the box, the more control we will allow Him to have over our lives.
Perhaps we should consider our own boxes. Were we to downsize them, we might find that we don’t really need the great big ones we feel that we need to carry all of our control in; and, we might discover that our box would then fit inside of God’s box enabling us so much more delight as we see just how much of a load His box can carry if we were to just let Him.