God is in controlGod is in control of every situation that concerns you.  God loves you.  God sometimes allows situations in your life for your good and also to bring  glory and honor to His name.  But remember is God is in control.  There is nothing that could possibly happen to you that will catch God by surprise.  He knows everything.  He knows the end from the beginning.  Always remember that God is in control.

I remember as a young boy in school, I wanted to become a medical doctor.  I wanted that more than anything in the world.  It was more important to me than anything else.  I focused and studied hard throughout high school and into college.  I prayed for God to take me through and He did.   I knew then what I know now, that God is in control.

I got accepted into medical school in 1990.  I was elated.  My dream was coming through.  I was determined to be the best and most knowledgeable doctor I could.  This in my opinion was not an unrealistic goal.  But there was a problem.  The problem was that becoming a doctor had taken the place of God in my life.  You see, becoming a doctor had become an idol in life.  It was the thing I worshiped instead of  God.  The bible says in Exodus chapter20 verse 3,”Thou shalt no other gods before me.”  I was violating God’s commandment.  I had forgotten that God is in control.

Now don’t get me wrong, God is not a tyrant sitting in the heavens and waiting to disappoint you the first change He gets.  God loves you so much that he does not want you to make mistakes that will devastate you.  He wants the best for you but He will not accept worship  and adoration to another ‘god’ because He is the only God.  He knows everything about you and He will never violate your will because God is in control.  Neither will God bless anything that is contrary to His will.  You get to choose to follow the lord Jesus or not.  But, regardless of what you do, God is in control.

I did not make it past the first year in medical school.  I was devastated.  I was angry at everyone and I was angry at God.  I did not realize then what I know now that God is in control.  But, I finally realized years later after I had gotten over my heart and disappointment, that not becoming a doctor was the best thing that ever happened to me, besides accepting the Lord Jesus into my heart. I understood, that if I had become a doctor, I would have been a self reliant hypocrite. I do not believe that I would have committed my life to the Lord Jesus.  There would not have been any place for God in my life.  God was directing my life even through the painful circumstance of seeing my dream shattered.  I believed that I had gotten where I was by my own efforts alone.  That was a terrible way to think.  Jesus was the one who gave me the strength and the intelligence to make it through college and into medical school.Today I am happy that God is in control.

I once met a young man who argued that God had not done anything for him, but this young man had his health and his strength.  A lot of people are bedridden are not blessed like this young man, yet he doesn’t believe that God is in control.  Some scientists deny that God is in control.  Some people worship wealth not thinking that God is in control.  Someone may declare ‘I am a self made man,’  yet they cannot stop the inevitability of death because God is in control.  The person who waits until he is about to die and cry out ‘O God’ knows that God is in control.

God deserves all the glory, not me because God is in control.  If you are going through a similar situation, remember always put God first and give Him all the glory.   It may be a difficult thing to do but remember it could be a lot worse.  The enemy or Satan would try to kill you but God is in control.  You are not dead because of God’s mercy.  It may seem like everything is coming against you but God is in control. God is the one who will see you through because God is in control.