When the driver’s door is open, who’s seat are you in?

This is our third devotional in our series on ministry.
There are times when your ministry begins to expand. It’s easy as humans to take control and want to run things our way. We seem to forget who got us to the expansion point in the first place, and we want to go our own way.
One of my favorite bible verses is: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

As I examine this verse, not only am I comforted, but I am convicted.
I am comforted to know that God cares for each and every one of us so much that He knows the plans He has for us. He knows the number of hairs on our head. He knows what we think, what we say, what we do, and even what we pray before we do!
But, I am convicted because I’m just as guilty as anyone else of trying to take the Lord’s plans and do with them what I want.
This not only applies to ministry, but life in general.
We need to remember that God knows what’s best for us. He is the one who divinely
created us, and he is the all-knowing, all-powerfull, loving planner of our lives!
We need to let God take the wheel and be our driver for life!

Can you think of a time when you tried to take control of a situation? What happened in the end?
What have you learned from that experience?
Is there a situation that you know you need to leave to the Lord, but you’re having a hard time letting him be in control of it? Is there any way we could pray for you?
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February 21, 2008. The Monday Meal.

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