Don't Micromanage Me! (Matthew 6:30)

The workplace is filled with all types of managers and bosses. Some adopt a hands off approach to leadership, preferring to delegate or just outline broad points of direction. The other extreme is the micro-manager. This person cannot let the smallest detail escape from them. The micromanager cannot discern which issues are critical for success and which issues can be left alone or even ignored. The net result is frustration on both sides of the relationship. Whether said aloud or in silence, the plaintive cry of many an employee is, “Don’t micromanage me!”

Micromanagement is not always wrong. There are some tasks that need continual supervision. Most of us would eagerly welcome a neurosurgeon to micromanage our brain surgery or a rocket scientist to pore over the simulations of a missile launch. It all depends upon the task and who is doing the micromanaging. Would we welcome such micromanagement in our spiritual life? If God is doing the micromanaging, absolutely!

Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
Matthew 6:30

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Matthew 10:30

Our Lord, Jesus Christ, reminds us that God, the Father, knows every minute detail of your life, even to the exact number of the hairs on your head. That would be far too much information for me to keep in my brain, but God delights in knowing us so well. He wants to micromanage our life but not to control us. He wants us to live the life for which He created us. God will sort out the clamor of our lives and let us know exactly where we should be focusing our energies. It is all to bring glory to Him!

We should triumphantly declare, “God, please micromanage me!”

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.