Life Out Of Control? 4 Things To Do

October 3, 2012 — Leave a comment

The ability to choose how to handle things that spin your life out of control is yours to embrace. You can’t help what life throws at you, but you can make a decision as to the way you will deal with it. When things are out of my control, I like to do these 4 things.

1. What am I suppose to be learning by this?

When my world has been rocked by something momentous and I’m hurt and feel life is out of control, I slow down and ask myself, “What am I suppose to be learning from this?” Have I taken my blessings for granted? I use the ‘out of control’ time to make sure what is in my control is not being overlooked because of what I’m going through. For example, when things are happening out of my control, it’s easy to lose focus on my family because I’m busy trying to figure out what to do next. I slow down and refocus on them.

2. I think past myself

I think past myself. In other words, I look for someone that is in need of help and I try and reach out to him or her. There is something healing about reaching out to others when you need someone to reach out to you.

3. I remind myself, that even though I can’t control everything, God does control all things.

I trust deep in my soul that God has not forgotten me and He knows all about my pain and distress. He cares more about my life than I do. He has promised in His Word that he would never leave me or forsake me. He has given you that promise also.

4. A bend in the road is not the end. (Unless you don’t make the turn)

Appreciate the adventure that God is allowing into your life. Hurt and pain are often part of the road you must travel. There is no need to allow all the negative emotions you are feeling to run you. Just keep making the turns that God is putting in front of you. The road will straighten out soon enough.

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Steve Wright

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Lead Pastor of Legacy Church and Author of The Descent to Compassion

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