I'm talking about giving away control. I have given control of my life to God. This is how I do it, though. I give God control (yes, I know I'm not really giving anything as he always had control), I try to take back control, I repent, I give God control, I try to take back control, I repent, repeat... repeat... repeat.
I think being an American maybe makes it all even more difficult. I love living in a country that tells me I have the right to pursue happiness and all that. I'm grateful that I get to choose where I live, my career path, who I marry and a myriad of other choices. As glad as I am to have those choices, though, I am constantly trying to hand it all over to God.
A few years ago I saw this prayer printed in a church bulletin. I clipped it out and stuck it on our fridge where it has been for years. I found that it is believed the original version was written by Dr. Martin Luther in the 1500's.
If you are not a Christian you may wonder why anyone would want to give control away. Well, one reason is because we are told to do so...