It is a difficult thing to admit, that we have no control over our lives. We are taught from a young age that we are the masters of our own destiny, and that we can take control of our lives if we only have the willpower. Scripture on the other hand, teaches us that this is an illusion. Any good we want to do, whether that good is for ourselves or for others is in vein if we do not have God in control of our lives.
How in the past have you tried to help others through your own strength?
What were the results?
Do you believe that the results would have been better or worse if you had allowed God to be in control during these situations?
Ask God to show you where you are trying to cling to control.