Saturday, October 24, 2009

Spiritual Sunday ~ Who is in Control?

(This devotional was written by Jim Burns of Homeword Devotions)

When it comes to our life, we have nothing to say about our birth and little say about our death, but in between these two events most of the decisions are ours to be made. Are you letting life and circumstances control you, or are you controlling your own life and destiny with God’s help. Don't let life pass you by when you have the God-given ability to make things happen. I've heard it said:

You can't control the length of your life, but you can control its use.

You can't control your facial appearance, but you can control its expression.

You can't control the weather, but you can control the moral atmosphere that surrounds you.

You can't control the distance of your head above the ground, but you can control the height of the contents in your head.

You can't control the other fellow's annoying faults, but you can see to it that you do not develop similar faults.

Why worry about things you cannot control? Get busy controlling the things that depend on you.

For more uplifting words and thoughts click on Charlotte and Ginger's blog.


RCUBEs said...

Loved everything you said about "what we can control"'s all about making the right choices...Have a good weekend and thank you for all these wonderful reminders. God bless.

Mevely317 said...

Absolutely, I needed to see this! Come to think of it, I should post where I see it every day!

Enjoy your evening Jillian!


Ms.Daisy said...

Very inspiring post...I liked the fact that we CAN control some things in our lives. Thanks!

Ginger said...

WOW! What great quotes. Thank-you for sharing this wonderful post today.
God Bless,

Denise said...

Beautifully said sweetie.

Susan said...

May we always be in His perfect will and being led by Him. His sheep hear His voice. Praise God!!

Michelle said...


So glad I visited today.. just the post I needed to read.


Clif said...

Excellent! Thank you for posting.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi jillian,
Great post, absolutely true, and so inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

MJ said...

Well put. Why do I find your advice so hard to follow?

Cathy said...

A great post, thank you ~

Charlotte said...

Very well said. I think this is good advice for everybody. Too many times we want to blame others or circumstances for our lot in life instead of taking control of it - with God's help and guidance, of course.

Debbie said...

This was such a good post, and soo true. I think so many people have let themselves these days become "victims" of circumstances, not realizing that they have choices they can make that have the power to change everything. Thanks for sharing this, I think this needs to be said more often. Blessings to you, Debbie