Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Battle for Control

This was a paper
Week #5
It’s Fate
Aug, 31st 2009
The Battle for control.
Everyone wants to be in control. Whether it’s the remote, a choice, what they want to do with their time, or even their life. Many people think they are in control of their life, but the daunting question is…. Are they really? I am going to take you with me as I remember a very important time in my life, to give you my answer for this question.
July 25th, 2009. I am sitting on a plane, thinking. The plane is on its way to Washington DC, my new home. New Home, really? I had lived the last three years in TX on Randolf Air Force base. Now my dad, a Coneral in the Air Force, had gotten transferred to the petagon. Him and I were on our way to meet the packers at our new house. I was so excited, with so many questions at the same time. Was the house going to be big? Pretty? Nice? How big was my room? What color were the curtins? Is there any stores close by? Oh when are we going to get there!!? I had no Idea what the next 3 weeks had instore for me!
Yes when I got to our house, I knew that it was just the right house for us! It was beautiful inside and out.. Just right for our family! My dad and I soon discovered a huge shopping area, very close by (about 5 mins!) Aww.. This was amazing, our whole new life was coming together so nicely! We had already found a home-school co-op and BSF class.. My dad and I had checked out a church that we really liked, and it even had a small group for girls that met Sunday nights. Just what us girls needed to get connected and make new friends! It just astounded me how our life had come together..but was it all by chance? Did this wonderful life just fall together randomly? Was I in control of it all? OR, was there a bigger power behind all of what happened?
We’re back to that question again, who is in control, is it me? Or is no one, is it all just random? Or could it possibly be God? I look to Jeremiah 29:11 for the answer. “For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord..plans to prosper and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Wow, so God was in control of all that happened! He had everything plotted and planned out to work for our good! That certainly answers the question!
Now even if you don’t belive me, from now on, whenever you have a choice to make, especially a hard one, you are going to be thinking about control, who is really in control? Are you going to try to take matters into your own hand, or just leave them up to God? This is The battle for Control.

I had to write for school, and wrote it on the wrong computer, so now I have to get it to the other computer to print.


Julia Ashley said...

Great paper, Rebekah! Quite convicting though...
I hope that you are doing well! I have been thinking about you and praying for you. Glad to hear you and Riley had a fabulous time at Disney World (tryin' not to be jealous :) ). Love ya! Julia

Rebekah said...

Hey Julia!
Yes we are all doing great here!! It is getting into nice cool fall VA weather! (Ha ha) Yes Disney World was a blast! Thanks for your prayers!,