It’s a Control Thing

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So all went to be registered, everyone to his own city.” – Luke 2:1-3

Does it ever seem like you have absolutely no control over your life?

We spend so much of our lives reacting to things, circumstances and even “putting fires out” for others.

No doubt that is the way Mary and Joseph felt. They were miraculously expecting and then they have to travel about 70 miles in order to register for the census. Could anything else go against them? We certainly couldn’t blame them if that thought crossed their mind.

But, with the benefit of hindsight, we see now that God was in control of the entire situation (no big surprise there – huh)? He was behind the conception, He was behind the census. Remember the prophet had foretold the Christ would be born in Bethlehem.

So, when things seem so out of control in your life, remember that God is still God and He is still in control over all. How much better off we are when we get in line with what He is doing!

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2 Comments on “It’s a Control Thing”


  1. YOU DA MAN, BOB. Great post – control issues are probably the number one reason for any neurosis in modern life.

    • rebrev Says:

      Thank you, Charlie. I know it is my #1 problem. As our friend Steve Brown says “There is a God. I’m not Him.” A lesson I need to remember every day.


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