There is a long list of things we cannot control. These things range from the weather to other people’s actions and include the work of God. There are so many ways we seem powerless to bring the outcomes we desire.
There is also a long list of things that we can control. You can show up early, work hard consistently, push yourself to do your best, and make the most of every opportunity. You can choose your words, the expression on your face, your attitude, and the volume of your voice. You can be a victim or an overcomer, walk the way of Jesus or ignore him, and you can be the kind of person other people want to be around.
We tend to focus on all the things we cannot control. We wait for a big break, something to show us clearly the next step or God to do a miracle. While those things are not beyond the realm of possibility for a believer, they are still beyond our control.
How might your life change if we put our energy into all the things we can control. What would happen if our effort increased, our consistency improved, and we were the kind of friend others might want to have in their life? One sure way to make the world a better place is to do our best and let God take care of the rest.