I make my plans. I say this will go this way and by this time this would have happened. It will look this way and I will do it this way. Picking up the pen trying to create. God is the author of our lives, but how many times do we act like we are writing our own story? We try to get in control of what God is in control of. Acts 17: 28 says “For in Him we live, and move and have our being.”
We are not on our own and this is not our own thing. As believers we live and move in Christ. What part of the story are we trying to make our own? We are not good at doing what the Father does best. The challenges and struggles we may have never written or allowed in if it was up to us. God sees us and knows what we don’t even know about ourselves. He uses the challenges and struggles as sandpaper and tools to equip us.