I like control. I find confidence attractive. I strive towards knowing the future with certainty. When I combine control, confidence, and certainty, I am near bliss. I strive to make sure things are done correctly. I enjoy focusing on the goal everyone agrees with and working to outline the plans, steps, timing, and measures so we can work more effectively as a team. I care deeply about the people involved, wanting to make sure everyone has the opportunity to contribute and get ahead. I know it is important to build on early success; especially by communicating to everyone involved.
Knowing the future does allow one to relax in the present. Confidence through detailed plans is good. Certainty through validated steps is a tried and true method. Momentum depends on our shared vision reinforced by clear understanding. We should understand the past to avoid repeating mistakes. We need a clear vision of the future to eliminate any cause for concern or worry.
Control, confidence, and certainty are key. Wrong, no, and emphatically not!
Control, confidence, and certainty and are all words associated with a seductive woman or someone trying to be totally independent. The warning is there for us to see. “She's dancing down the primrose path to Death; she's headed straight for Hell and taking you with her.” (Proverbs 5.5)
Am I going to make it on my own? Do I have the power buried within to determine my eternal destiny? Am I in control?
There is an assumption that answering “yes” to every question will result in a state of bliss. However, let me suggest something totally different.
I cannot make it one step on my own; everything depends on God.
My power is the ability to say “yes” to God. That is it! However, this is the determining decision of my life.
Faith means I walk in trust. The future is certain not because I know the details, rather because I know God, Christ, and the Presence.
Trust comes through living out a relationship with God. Saying “yes” is the first step.