How many times have we tried to control

Only to lose the battle instead?

Because there’s a warfare that is invisible

And in the spirit realm it’s led.

How many times have we panicked

When things don’t go our way,

Where our control is relinquished

And we no longer have a say?

When we try to control our world

All it takes is a crisis,

Or an unforeseen circumstance

Where situations go amiss.

To want to be in control

Is like a house built on the sand,

When it releases traits of intimidation

And manipulation on demand.

When control is hungry for power

It will be insatiable indeed,

And will inflict pain and much distress

Where oppression we will see.

Jezebel was controlling 

And covered with greed and intimidation;

Harboring an assortment of cobwebs within

Filled with much manipulation.

To want to control in order to keep

Is like sand in a sieve,

Because eventually it can disappear

And much heartache it will give.

When control is coupled with anger

It’s debilitating indeed,

Because it tears apart and brings much chaos

With its unwholesome words and deeds.

But to keep things under control

So there’s order and there’s peace,

Is sensible when it’s done with love

And where respect will be released.

And when we control our spirit

With meekness and respect,

There’s a dignity that is released

Where we are truly loved and blessed.

Let’s pray whether it’s in God’s sovereign will

And truly let it go,

And if He wants us to keep or to receive

In our heart and soul we’ll know.

When we give it all to the Lord

We know it’s in the safest hands,

Because either way it will bring Him glory

Where His will we understand.

Although God is in total control

It’s His will that none will perish,

But that all come to repentance

And by His Spirit are replenished.

(C) P.B. 2021

“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  Ephesians 6:12

“So the men of his city, the elders and nobles who were inhabitants of his city, did as Jezebel had sent to them, as it was written in the letters which she had sent to them.”  1 Kings 21:11

“And concerning Jezebel the Lord also spoke saying, ‘The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.’”  1 Kings 21:23

“But there was no one like Ahab who sold himself to do wickedness in the sight of the Lord, because Jezebel his wife stirred him up.”  1 Kings 21:25

“He who oppresses the poor reproaches His Maker, but he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.”  Proverbs 14:31

“Better is a little with righteousness, than vast revenues without justice.”  Proverbs 16:8

“He who has knowledge spares his words, and a man of understanding is of a calm spirit.  Even a fool is counted wise when he holds his peace; when he shuts his lips, he is considered perceptive.”  Proverbs 17:27-28

“Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without walls.”  Proverbs 25:28

“He who passes by and meddles in a quarrel not his own is like one who takes a dog by the ears.”  Proverbs 26:17

“There are many plans in a man’s heart, nevertheless the Lord’s counsel – that will stand.”  Proverbs 19:21

“…but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.”  2 Peter 3:9