God's Sovereignty: Week 1 - Devotion 2

“A man’s steps are directed by the Lord. How then can anyone understand their own way?” - Proverbs 20:24

We really like having control over our lives. Or we like to think we do. The problem is that God gets to do as He pleases, even when we want to be our own authority. We can’t always do things our way. 

What symbolizes this for you? Think about something in your life that would be hard to give up for a few days. Would you let someone else in your home hold your phone for you, only letting you know when an important call comes in? How about allowing a sibling or friend to change all the work you’ve put into a video game or online simulation you’ve spent hours working on? Would you let another person pick your clothes out for you?

If you were to play out one of the previously mentioned scenarios, it would be tough on you, right? The question is, why? It almost always boils down to trust. 

Think about this:

  • Who are the people you trust? Are there any areas in your life you wouldn’t trust them with?

  • Is God someone you trust? Are there any areas in your life you wouldn’t trust Him with?

  • How does it feel to not be in control? Is there anything positive that you sense from it?

Emily Traylor