Who’s in control?

surrender

Frustrated? Exhausted? Out of control? Unfortunately, those words sound entirely too familiar to most people in this world today. We tend to stay in this realm of chaos, and have come to accept it as almost normal. This is not a good place to be. We must take control of who and what is controlling our lives. The first question we have to ask, is: “Who is guiding your life?” Is the world your greatest influence? Do you wake up each day and prepare to perform at your maximum, in hopes that someone will take notice and promote you to some degree? It doesn’t have to be a job that motivates you to do this…sometimes we do this subconsciously in our own home. Are you striving to be perfect…precise…the best…the most…or the ‘everything’ in your life? Stop. We are human. We are not in control, unless we give our control…our heart…our life…to the one who created the universe. God is God…and we are not. We must begin recognizing the mistakes we are making by trying to the mastermind of our own lives. Yes, God has given us free will, and an amazing mind to use. He wants us to live our lives to the fullest…with joy, peace and diligence. God did this so that we could make the choice to revere Him, and seek Him in all we do. God did not create us…so we would be forced to worship Him. God allows us to come to know Him in a personal, loving way. God is there for us in every aspect of our lives. We have the opportunity to be rid of the frustration, exhaustion and constant rat race of attempted control. Seek Jesus to help you walk through each day. Ask God to take control of your habits…and begin searching the scripture for balance and wisdom. We are so blessed with all the answers to peace and hope in our lives. We just have to make the effort to relinquish our self…and allow God to step in.

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you. PSALM 32:8

Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 CORINTHIANS 7:1

God is with us.

Layla

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Layla Freeman

Layla Freeman is a wife, mother, friend, and encourager to all. She is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Layla is the C.E.O. and Founder of the Non-Profit outreach ministry called “Light of Hope”. www.lightofhopeinc.org. This is an outreach to help individuals and families who are struggling with addiction and life difficulties. On Christmas Eve 2013, Layla lost her oldest daughter Ashley. Ashley was only 23 years old. There is no greater pain than child loss. Layla attributes her ability to face each day, to the overwhelming love of Jesus, who carries her through. This very difficult journey has given Layla the desire to help those who are facing difficult times and to help people see the hope. Her love for helping others is the passion behind Light of Hope. Light of Hope non-profit ministry has a vast variety of services that encourage, educate, empower and bring change and hope to the lives of those who need restoration and new life. Layla was awarded the Non-Profit “Leading Lady” award of Rogers County in 2018. She was also voted #1 community volunteer “Best of Claremore” in both 2019 & 2020. On June 9, 2020, Layla Freeman was Inducted into the Prestigious Marquis Who’s Who Biographical National Registry, as well as recognized as an “Amazing Oklahoman” in October 2020. Additionally, her non-profit Light of Hope was awarded the "Non-Profit of the Year" in both 2019 & 2020 and is also the winner of the International 2020 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Community Drug Prevention Award. Layla is also an author. Her first book publication, HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE, offers hope in the midst of dark times. Layla is also the author of the encouragement blog “Layla’s Light,” found on Facebook or on her website, www.laylafreeman.com. She has been actively writing since 2001. Layla’s personal experience in the extreme difficulties of life gives her a deep understanding of brokenness. Therefore, Layla’s writing and passion behind her desire to help others is empowered by the truth of God’s unconditional love and forgiveness, and the hope we find in God’s promises. Layla is also a Business Owner/Vice President of Asset Industrial, Inc. She and her husband, Randall, work together providing services necessary for the oil refinery industry. She is also a respected Executive Committee Board Member, serving on the State Northeast Oklahoma Workforce Development Board. Layla is a public speaker and enjoys the opportunity to speak and present to groups, schools, churches, organizations, conferences, etc. She has a passion to bring awareness, education, and hope to our society. She believes that working together, and collaboration with others is the key to healthy families and stronger communities. In addition, Layla is a Stephen Minister, Congregational Care Minister, Lay Servant/Speaker, and a volunteer for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. (Layla has two daughters who face Type 1 Diabetes daily).

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