Having a plan and being detail oriented is a good trait. But sometimes God has a purpose or will for our lives that conflict with our plans. When this happens, many people struggle with the pressure of letting go of their plans and adapting to God’s will. Others struggle with the pressure of feeling as though they are carrying heavy burdens and expectations to make everything go as they planned. These tendencies may reveal an issue with the idol of control on our hearts. Having the idol of control is a failure to believe and trust that God is sovereign and His will is perfect for our lives.
Read Isaiah 41:10
Discuss: What are some reasons who should not fear or be anxious about how situations will “turn out?”
Read James 4:13-16, Prov. 3:5-6, Matt. 6:25, 33-34, Ps. 24:1-2
How do these passages impact the way we think about God’s sovereignty and our reasons for trusting His plans over ours?