Monday, March 21, 2016

What writing has taught me about God being in control.

When I was writing 'Adventures of Amy' book four, (Never Forget,) I said something to my sister. I'm not sure what my exact wording was but it was something like this...

    "It sure is stressful being in control of so many people. I mean I have to decide everything about my characters... their gender, their hair color, where they live, how they talk, if they live or die and... well EVERYTHING! I'm sure glad God's in control of real people because it's hard work making these decisions."

 That got me thinking about all the little things God has to plan about each and every one of us. I mean God has to decide when we live and die, what we look like, what family we have and tons of other things.

  We often like to have control over some of these things, but next time you feel like God's not being fair with you and you wish he would change the way He made you or something, just remember that it's God's love for you that doesn't let you have control over every area of your life. God knows that we would get worn out really fast if we had control over some things in our lives and I think it's best for us to just leave them to God and trust Him.

  I heard a quote the other day, not sure where it came from, but it says, "When God pushes you to the cliff edge of your life and you can't hold on any more, relax... God will either catch you when you fall, or He will teach you how to fly." I think to often we complain about circumstances in our lives that we have no control over, when really, we should be thanking God for providing opportunities for us to grow in grace.

   You may look at the circumstances in your life and doubt God's love, but we're not supposed to be caught up in life's circumstances. We're supposed to keep our eyes on Jesus, and when the cross is always in sight, doubting God's love shouldn't happen. I heard someone say once, "I'm doing the best I can, under the circumstances." The real question is, "What are you doing under the circumstances?" We shouldn't be bogged down by circumstances! God's in control, you don't have to worry.

We can't always see God's hand, but rest assured, it's there.

   On another note, you'll be glad to hear that things are coming along with the 'Adventures of Amy' and I'm not just sitting here eating chocolate. I really am working on them but it will still be a little while before I'm done with them. At this point, they could be out anywhere from two weeks to several months, so yeah... I'm not really sure. Right now, I'm waiting for my editors.

   As I wait for things to fall in place with the 'Adventures of Amy' I've been working on my rough draft for my next project. It's still a secret what it is but I'm half done with the first rough draft and it's really rough at this point.

    I hope you all have a blessed week as you "Trust in the Lord with ALL thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding." Proverbs 3:5


  1. Often we're tempted to complain about our circumstances rather than realize God is the One who ordains those circumstances.
    Great post, thanks for sharing!

  2. That's a cool illustration!! I can't wait for your Adventures of Amy!!!!


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