While I am on a pilgrimage walk on the Camino de Santiago (St. James Way) in Spain, I have asked some of the most committed and courageous faith-driven business leaders I know to guest contribute to Purposed worKING. Enjoy! – Rusty
Having control over our lives I think is a natural human instinct. No one like’s living a claustrophobic life where we can not control our environment or mostly what environment we live in. So we walk and fight for control over where we go and what we do. We find ourselves fighting to shape our worlds to meet our personal objectives when we should remember we are not in the outcome business all by ourselves.
Everything in the heavens and earth is yours, O Lord, and this is your kingdom. We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from you alone, and you are the Ruler of all mankind; your hand controls power and might, and it is at your discretion that men are made great and given strength. (1 Chronicles 29: 11-12, TLB)
I spend about half my time wrestling the steering wheel out of God’s hands and the other half digging my truck out of the mud as a result. My disposition can at times be so terrible and I find myself so fearful. I forget that this is God’s Kingdom that I live in and it’s by His hand that I am made great and given strength and so much more. When I just lay down my sword, hand over control and rest in the knowledge that he is in control, I am so happy, peaceful and courageous. When I recognize where I come from, where I am currently and where I am going are all at the great discretion of God I start to see real victory in my life.
I believe that the walk Rusty is on today is an ordained walk. I think the walk we are on is in the same way ordained. My hope is that we will let God lead us and that we all rest in the fact that this is His World and He decides.