This week at my women's group, we discussed the idea of complete surrender to God. We expressed a common fear of letting go and surrendering complete control. We honestly shared--as wives, mamas, and friends--that completely surrendering control of our lives was scary. It didn't come naturally to a single one of us. And yet the irony is that we were all aware we were not ultimately in control.
So what do we do? We put up those safety nets. We make a perfect plan (or so we think) and we aim to stick to it. We know what's best for us, right?! We make rules too: don't lean on or put pressure on the net. We don't want it to tear or be compromised in any way. How funny is that?! We know the net is not completely reliable. We know it's imperfect. I wonder why we put so much trust in what we know we can't fully trust when there's a perfect one we can trust? There's one whose ways are perfect even when they are not our ways...even when we cannot understand them.