Who Is REALLY in Control in Your Life?

Who Is REALLY in Control in Your Life?

Sometimes Trying to Remain in Control

Makes Us Lose Control



Yes, I have experienced this for nearly the whole month of January. Other obligations and circumstances kept taking over, regardless of my attempts to control and redirect them. The result, I confess, was a less than pleasant attitude, and very little activity here on my blog, which is likely obvious to those who visit frequently and/or who subscribe to this blog.

Trying continually to grasp and control something that ultimately is NOT in your control is like holding a bar of wet soap that begins to slip from your hand–the more you try to squeeze it to keep your hold on it, the more it’s likely to slip from your grasp!

Likewise, I finally had to just let go of certain situations, change my attitude, and take care of other things before I could once again turn my attention back to blogging!

I’m still not sure I fully understand WHY certain things happen as they do, but I do know God moves in mysterious ways at times. In spite of how it looks from our limited human perspective, God some how is at work to bring about good outcomes for us, in line with His plan and will for our lives. It reminds me of this verse from Jeremiah 29:11 (a good life verse) …




So onto today’s inspirational thought.

“Many times the Lord is with us, and we don’t even know it.

God is there with you even when circumstances seem out of control.

He is already working everything together for your good.

Therefore, we should rededicate ourselves to God every morning.” 

–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”




My Reflections


Ah yes, attitude…another quote I’ve seen often is, “Attitude controls altitude.” If we don’t control our attitudes, we aren’t going to get very far–or at least not in the right direction!


We just have to believe God’s presence is with us and His hand is bringing us through whatever needs to happen, working all things out for our good.


It sure doesn’t seem like it, sometimes, at the time we’re going through a challenging situation…yet when we look back–much like the Footprints poem–we can see how and where God carried us through and worked things out for us.


So What Are YOUR Thoughts?


Have you experienced this when there seemed to be nothing good about a situation, yet it worked out in your favor?


Do you think attitude really plays a major role in the outcomes we experience in our lives?








14 thoughts on “Who Is REALLY in Control in Your Life?

  1. I think attitude plays a huge role in our decision making and the way we look at things. It’s us who controls our attitude so it’s basically us who controls our lives. It’s just that we have to learn how to look at things in a better light.

  2. Attitude, perspective, reactions, are all things we can control in the midst of lifes’ trials. I enjoyed the quotes and the article.

  3. I like the “attitude controls altitude” quote that really made me stop and think “Yes!” – So often its my own thoughts that stop my growing! Really enjoyed this post!

  4. I’ve been told, “You can’t stop a bird from landing on your head but you can stop the bird from building its nest.” So you can’t always prevent your circumstances but you can control how you react. This is a good reminder. I confess my attitude hasn’t all that great lately. Time to fix that.

  5. I’ve been dealing with much of the same after our miscarriage but know God’s plans and submitting to his will is ultimately the best!! I love the new song by Tenth Avenue North “Control” have you heard it?

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