Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
do not depend on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 NLT
Have you ever noticed what happens when we leave God out of any particular situation we are dealing with? We are left to try and get control of our circumstances. Unfortunately, the resulting picture is never pretty.
Driven by Fear
Our reactions are many times driven by fear. We are desperately afraid that things will not turn out the way we want them to. That fear drives us to start scheming and coming up with ways to enforce our will on the situation. We become like a drowning man floundering in the water. He tries desperately to save himself with no way of doing so.
A Better Way
There is a better way. Instead of running around and trying to figure out how to do things for ourselves, we could turn to the Lord and find out what He is saying about it. When we do, we discover what He wants to do in the situation and how to cooperate with Him. This is a far better way that is adorned with faith and obedience. This is a serious discipline to be developed, and develop it we must if we are serious about living in the Reign.