Who’s In Charge?

Sort of stream-of-consciousness thought: The initial thought was triggered by a quote from Mark Batterson’s excellent book Wild Goose Chase … “We put so much pressure on ourselves, as if the eternal plans of Almighty God are contingent upon our ability to decipher them. The truth is, God wants to reveal them more than we want to know them.” — Mark Batterson

I know the plans I have for you.” —God (Jeremiah 29:11)

All the days ordained for me were written in Your [God’s] book before one of them came to be.” —David (Psalm 139:16)

“We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.” —Paul (Romans 8:28)

“Not My will, but Yours be done.” —Jesus (Luke 22:42)

He is God; He is in charge. So the best thing for me to do—the most reasonable thing for me to do—is to submit to Him. That way I can discover and enjoy His good, pleasing, and perfect plan (Romans 12:1-2).

One Response to “Who’s In Charge?”

  1. Faye Says:

    In discovering that perfect plan, I have to trust that God does in fact have a “good plan” for my life. I need to remove the fear that his “perfect will” may take me somewhere I don’t want to go. Instead, I have to trust the Holy Spirit to prepare my heart and place within me the desire for God’s “good plan” and “perfect will”. It is a process for me, and perhaps one I will always be learning.


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