Control is an illusion. An illusion of security, of safety, of comfort. Control is missing out on the best life, the one God designed for you.

When I am still at the helm, white knuckled on the steering wheel of life, I am fighting against the winds of the Holy Spirit that long to push my sails to adventure beyond what this world could ever offer.

If you lose your life, you’ll find it.

I hear Jesus calling softly to my heart . . . let go to live. Jesus is putting his finger on areas of misplaced faith that I never saw before.

Struggling with Control

I confess that the object of my greatest faith has been  . . . me. I wanted to stay in control. I thought I knew best how to protect me. I knew best for my children. I knew best how to solve problems. I was convinced that at times, my life needed to be about me and what I wanted so I would not get hurt.

I want to stop playing God. I’m not qualified. God’s strength is limitless. Trusting in His goodness at all times opens my heart wide to catch the winds of the Holy Spirit.

After all, I was called to soar. And so were you.


How Surrendering Allows You to Soar

Controlling everything around us does not bring confidence. True confidence comes from allowing God to have complete control. If you want to soar . . . surrender.

Hey there brave heart. Yeah – that’s you! In this four week bible study, discover true unshakable confidence as you walk through the book of Philippians. No one likes those feelings of insecurity that creep up and call us into hiding. We’ve all been there – but we don’t have to stay that way.

  • Learn practical biblical truths to deal with insecurity.
  • Discover the source of true confidence to become the woman God created you to be.
  • Study the book of Philippians using the Nourish Bible Study Method.
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In our podcast this week, I’ll share my story of how control robbed me of confidence and increased insecurity. Discover practical biblical steps to rest confidently in God’s care instead of trying to control everyone and everything around you and find freedom and confidence to become the woman God created you to be.

Nourish Scripture: Philippians 1

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Blog written by Aliene Thompson. Aliene Thompson is the founder of Treasured Ministries and the Author of the Nourish Bible Study Series. © 2019 Treasured Ministries.