…sometimes gets a bad rap. In the Christian community we often hear about releasing control to God. This good and beautiful. We should do this.

But we also need to understand that areas of our life are ours to control. God has trusted us with life. He has trusted us to learn and grow and manage ourself and our resources. If someone ate junk food all week and blamed God for feeling ill, we'd think they were crazy. If someone over-booked their calendar and the yelled at God for being too busy, we'd think that odd, too.

In short, they are many areas of life that we should take control of in order to honor God (for starters, our time, money, thoughts, words are ours to guide).