How do you let go and let God? First, you have to make Jesus the manager of your life.
The problem is, we usually want to be the manager of our own lives, and so we argue and disagree with God. We think we know whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best. The reason youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re under a lot of stress is that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re constantly fighting God in your mind Ã¢â‚¬â€ Ã¢â‚¬Å“I know God says to do this, but I want to do that instead!Ã¢â‚¬Â
Every morning when you wake up, you have a decision to make: WhoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be in charge of your life? WhoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to be in control Ã¢â‚¬â€ you or God? WhoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s going to call the shots Ã¢â‚¬â€ you or God? Every day, moment-by-moment, you are making that decision. When you choose to make yourself the manager of your own life, it causes conflict, confusion, and stress.
Jesus says in Matthew 16:24, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not in the driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seat; I amÃ¢â‚¬Â (The Message). HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s what Christians tend to do: When we become believers in Christ, we give him the driverÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seat and then promptly hop into the backseat and become backseat drivers. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re constantly giving him Ã¢â‚¬Å“advice,Ã¢â‚¬Â like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“No, turn this way. Stop. Wait. Faster! I want to go that way. I want to see that sight.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Many years ago Kay and I took dancing lessons from the Arthur Murray Dance Studio. The instructor told us that one of the biggest problems couples have is letting the other lead. When theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re both trying to lead, theyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re stepping on each otherÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s feet all the time, and it doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look very pretty.
Your life doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t look very pretty when youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re trying to lead with God at the same time. You just need to let God be God and make Jesus the manager of your life.