By Ron Cook

Ron and his wife Rodetta have been married for 41 years. They have actively served the Lord together in ministry during the entire time and are co-founders of Care for Pastors. Ron ministers to hundreds of pastors annually through mentorship, counseling, and by phone. He has been a Pastor for 40 years and understands the stress of ministry, and wants to share his longevity in ministry with other pastors and help them finish well.

    Wow God!

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    I don’t like to be in the passenger’s seat. I want to be in the driver’s seat. I like to be in control. There, I said it! We all have that tendency to a degree. When it comes to my spiritual life, I want to be in control also. But I am learning when it comes right down to it, there are very few things I am in control of and that is okay.

    I can’t control the national economy, or that extremely slow driver in the left lane who has never used a turn signal in his/her life.

    What I can control is my attitude to those things that are completely out of my control. I am convinced that my heavenly Father is not nearly as concerned about what happens to me as He is to how I respond to what happens to me. Because how I respond to what happens conforms me to the image of Christ, which is the goal of the Father.

    Tucked away in I Kings 12:15 is a powerful truth and a great reminder of who is really in control. “For this turn of events was from the Lord.” God hasn’t changed and even though I don’t always understand the why or what, to release my death grip of control of the situation brings great comfort.

    My heavenly Father has a great track record of always being there to take the wheel. Maybe you are like me today and you just need to say in the words of Carrie Underwood, “Jesus Take the Wheel.” You will be glad you gave Him control!

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