eHarmony’s dating site claims the biggest red flag to beware of in relationships is control freak behavior. At first, it may seem like they care, but when that new someone begins regulating every detail of your life, it becomes control and loses its charm. In the Bible, Martha was entertaining important people in her home and naturally wanted things to go well, but her worry led her to control, complain and adopt a critical attitude that Jesus admonished.
The Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things.”
It’s been said the presence of anxiety is directly related to the absence of humility. In other words, the more you want to control things, the less likely you are to submit yourself to God’s plan. Jesus set the ultimate example in yielding Himself to God’s care. Even in the face of certain torture and humiliation, He prayed, “Father…Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” (Luke 22:42)
As you pray for America today, confess your anxious fears without complaining. Humble yourself before God, being careful to not try to control the outcome of His work. Rest assured – the plan He has for you, and for America and the world, is genuinely caring and motivated by His love.
Recommended Reading: Jeremiah 29:7-14