News from all over the world is shown on television and the Internet all day long. We can’t possibly listen to it all. There are things going on all over the world we will never hear about. There are people who are making changes in the world, good and bad, and we may never hear about them. There are things going on in our country, in our community and even on our street and we may never know about them.

We can’t possible know all the things going on in the world nor would we want to know but God knows them. He knows everything that happens before it happens. He knows what we will be doing a year from know and He remembers the day we were born. He was there when the world began and He will be here when it ends. God knows more and will always know more than we will ever know.

That is why we need to stop trying to be in control of things. We need to stop worrying about what is going on around us and just do what we are called by God to do. When we learn of something going on around us, we can either ignore it or do something about it. Either way, we need to pray about it first. If it is something God leads us to do, we need to do it. If it is something He says to let go, we need to let it go.

There are more things in life which we can’t control or handle than we can possibly imagine. It is not our job to take care of these things. God will handle these things and He has the right person for the job. He puts us in charge of the things He wants us to handle. And he wants us to let go of the rest. We can’t try to handle too much or we will lose focus on what He wants us to do.

It’s time we stop trying to be too concerned with what is going on in the world that is out of our control. When we hear of things happening and we give it to God, we can know He will take care of it. If He needs us to do something, He will ask us to. And if He asks us to, we need to do it. He knows we can’t do it all and we don’t know everything so He will give us just what we need to do and what we can handle.

We really don’t need to know everything about everyone or everything that is going on in the world. We don’t have to be up on the latest gossip. We don’t have to know what a movie star did last week. We don’t have to know why someone did what they did. We don’t have to know where someone ate last night. We need to decide to spend our time on what God wants us to know rather than what we think we need to know.

When we decide to let go of the things we can’t handle and not be obsessed with what others do, we will be able to give it all to God and do what He asks. When we focus on listening to Him rather than the things of the world or other people, we will know exactly what He wants us to do. When we let go of trying to keep up with everything going on around and do what we are called to do, then we can make a difference.

Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.”

Author's Bio: 

Frances Lucas has lived in the Birmingham, Alabama area for the past 40 years. She is a firm believer in leading by example and what she shares comes from her experience in life having to set her own goals and make things happen in her life…not depending on anyone else. She can help you, your team members and your employees to realize their purpose in life, learn their strengths and begin to develop their strengths.

She attended Corporate Coach University where she obtained an Advanced Certified Corporate Coach degree. Frances also has a bachelor‘s degree in Business Management and a masters in Human Resources. She has facilitated classes for large and small groups, created and organized self-improvement and employee development programs, classes, and work books. She enjoys coaching others one-on-one or in groups. Frances is a professional discipleship coach certified through Blueprint for Life Institute and is dedicating her life to helping others find their God-given purpose in life.

She has found her passion in life and wants to share her passion by helping others find theirs!

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