Control is an interesting thing. So many people want to be in control, some even believe that they are.
I have often thought about why most Christians convert as teenagers, (I myself became a Christian at 14). Some people might think that kids are more impressionable but I think it has more to do with being in control. Most kids are under no illusion about who controls their life. They know that their parents and teachers control most of their life.
Adults need to be independent, self sufficient, in control, at least that is how we often think but even people who are in positions of power and control don’t control all the variables.
A company can go bust even with a good CEO, a country can go into recession even with good leaders, the best driver in the world can still crash, sometimes we reach the extent of what we can control and after that we’re just along for the ride.
I reckon Kids understand that they aren’t in control of their lives and so they find it easier to trust their lives to God.
That’s probably why a lot of us turn to God when our life spins out of control and we hit rock bottom. In that moment we realise we were never in control, not really.
I live my life God’s way and I know when my limited power runs out he still has the situation well in hand. He holds me in his hands. I give over my life to him and he does more with it then I ever could.