“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, and your ways are not My ways.” This is the Lord’s declaration. “For as heaven is higher than earth, so My ways are higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” —Isaiah 55:8-9
I’m a big believer that God is in charge of your life. I believe this because I’ve seen how God has directed my path, even though I might not have been aware at the time. So many times I was in a certain place, like when I was coaching at Haskell/NSU, being a golf professional, TV/Radio color broadcaster, substitute teacher, game day manager and full-time ministry person.
I didn’t understand why God put me there. But I realized over time that there was a reason for everything He does, and ultimately, He’s in charge.
“The Lord is the One who will go before you. He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you. Do not be afraid or discouraged.” —Deuteronomy 31:8
“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” —Philippians 4:6
Many of the things that have happened in my life weren’t situations that I would have chosen for myself. Fear and worry are a big part of that uncertainty in life. But God has put me where He has wanted me to go, not where I wanted to go.
“This is why I tell you: Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or what you
will drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the sky: They don’t sow or reap or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you worth more
than they? Can any of you add a single cubit to his height by worrying? And why
do you worry about clothes? Learn how the wildflowers of the field grow: they
don’t labor or spin thread. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
was adorned like one of these! If that’s how God clothes the grass of the field,
which is here today and thrown into the furnace tomorrow, won’t He do much
more for you — you of little faith? So don’t worry, saying, ‘What will we eat? ’ or
‘What will we drink? ’ or ‘What will we wear? ’ For the idolaters eagerly seek all
these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first
the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided
for you. Therefore don’t worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow will worry
about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”—Matthew 6:25-34
If you’re not sure if you’re in the right place at any stage, think about how your life would have been different if you hadn’t stayed where God put you. Think about all of the people He’s touched because of you. No matter what the circumstance, never forget that God is in control.
“We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those
who are called according to His purpose.” —Romans 8:28
Have you ever experienced a time when you questioned why God put you in a certain place? How did God reveal to you that He was in control and you were exactly where He wanted you to be? What is one area of your life you need to let God have complete control?
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world
gives. Your heart must not be troubled or fearful.” —John 14:27
Jesus Christ knew that his time to die was approaching. As he prepared his disciples he left them with the promise of his legacy - peace. The Gospel of Jesus is peace, both eternal peace through His death and resurrection and peace on earth. By faith in Jesus we find relief from our worries and fear. Any peace the world offers is temporary and fleeting, the peace that Christ offers is lasting and solid.
We can trust a loving God who would offer up His son as a payment for our sins in exchange for eternal and earthly
“Father, thank you for taking control of my life and placing me exactly where you want me to be. Help me to see your plan for my life and trust you with the future. Amen.”
John Morris is currently serving with Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes and is supported financially by faith partners.
If you are interested in more information on FCA or being a faith partner go to this link https://my.fca.org/johnmorris. John can be contacted through email: email@example.com or by cell number (785-760-1627).