Why do we try to control people and circumstances? That’s God’s job. As the author (thus authority) of THE story, He knows exactly how to write the individual chapters (our stories) and knit them together to fit wonderfully into the Big story. He controls all the characters and circumstances in our story to help our development and maturity. When you feel you are grasping for control, actually open your hands with palms pointed upward. This simple gesture will release control to your Lord and invite him to take charge.
I come to you with open hands…with an open mind. I turn control over to you. Help me Lord release my stronghold on all the wrong things so that my hands and mind are free to grasps onto you. I am beginning to understand that all my reaching and grasping are veiled attempts to satisfy my desire to be filled with you. I seek your light, and I desire to be a lighthouse so that all those I come in contact with can see Your light shining through me. I give all glory to you my Lord. In the name of Jesus Christ – Amen.
I want men everywhere to lift up holy hands in prayer, without anger or disputing
1 Timothy 2:8