Day Five: “Are You a Control Freak?”
One thing that makes this week so difficult is the fact that you can’t really determine what will happen. You can’t choose what houses will invite you back, so you don’t really have total control of what house you will end up spending so much time in for the next four years. It is overwhelming. I am sure you have felt the stress about not being in control many times before this, and you will feel it plenty of times during your college experience.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God
Jeremiah 29: 11-13
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
*How wonderful that He is in control, and He cares about everything in your life!
How does that make you feel?
Is it hard for you to let Jesus be in control? Why or why not?
Have you trusted Him with the outcome of your week? What other things should you trust him with besides sorority life?
What are you holding on to that you need to let go of? Say a prayer and ask God to take care of those things instead of you.
Think about it:
How do you need to adjust your heart in order to release control to God?