Have you ever heard the expression by some married folks, “What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine”?  Well, we try to use that same mentality sometimes with God.  Let me explain:  when we have a problem, we take it to God, right?  Do we let God take care of that problem, or do we keep our hand of ownership on it?  More precisely, when we lay that problem at God’s feet, do we relinquish ownership of it?  Or….do we watch for a while to see what God will do, and if He doesn’t get on it quickly enough to suit us, do we take matters back into our own hands?
   Personally, I see no future in laying a problem at the Lord’s feet, then telling Him it’s still MY problem.  No, it’s HIS problem now, and I leave it there and run like crazy.  It’s His and I don’t want it back.  Kind of like giving a skunk in a bag to someone and then hanging around to see what happens when they open the bag, no, I’m not going to be anywhere around when they open that bag.  I’ll be long gone!
   If you’re smart, you’ll realize God doesn’t need your help solving your problems.  In fact, I find that whenever I offer God a possible solution for my problem, I can be sure that’s the one he WON’T use, just to show me He has a better idea.  In fact, He has thousands of better ideas than you or I have.  But you know how people are in this “microwave” society, we think everything has to be instant, and sometimes it is, but not always.  Rome wasn’t built in a day, you know.  Why, I heard it took all weekend! 
   Not everything we give to God is done instantly, or even overnight.  And though the Bible tells us God finished the entire creation in six days, it wasn’t until He created mankind that the problems began.  At first it was just God’s hand in the creation, and He was the architect of all things, living or otherwise.  There was nobody to bring confusion into the earth until mankind started speaking contrary to God.  When God created mankind and gave them the ability to speak, the problems began.  Yes, I know Satan is behind confusion, but mankind is the one doing the actual speaking, and those words have power to cause good or evil.
What’s the problem?  We speak one thing, then change our mind and speak another.  What if God had done that?  He would not have finished the creation in six days, that’s for sure.  I can see it now…God looked out and saw it was dark according to Genesis 1:1-3:
Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:2  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
Gen 1:3  And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
But what if He would have said, Let there be light….no, forget that, let there be MUD.  No, that won’t work.  Let there be….uhhhh, let me think….
    Yet, it’s that way with people.  We think we want one thing and speak it, then turn right around and say the opposite.  I sometimes wonder if God regrets giving mankind free will and the ability to change his environment with words because of all the trouble it has brought.  And in case you’re thinking your words will not change your environment, I’ll prove you wrong.  You men go home to your wife and tell them you are so happy they are in your life, and see how they shower you with love and appreciation.  Then in the next breath tell them how fat and ugly they are, and see if you don’t sleep alone tonight.  Your words DO affect your life, and only YOU determine your words, and therefore the quality of your life.
    Getting back to where I started, I’ll use for an example, you’re out of work and need a job, so you ask God for a job.  You know that God knows where the jobs are and where the perfect job for you is.  So, you wait for God to direct you where to go apply for work, and if God hasn’t done so in say, fifteen minutes, you decide you’ll go put in some job applications.  And sure enough, someone hires you.  In a couple weeks, you hate the job and say, “God, why did you get me THIS job?”  Uh, friend, God didn’t get you that job, YOU did.  Remember you committed your job hunt to God, but didn’t wait for Him to direct you?  What you commit to God is HIS, not yours.  And when you take for yourself what you have given to God, that makes you a thief, doesn’t it?
   Healing for your body works the same way.  We’ll say you are sick, or you have been diagnosed with a disease.  Well, first off, if you are a born-again believer, then according to Psalm 103:2-3 which says  Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:  Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  when you committed your life to Christ Jesus, you gave HIM all your sins and all your diseases.  You cast them upon Christ Jesus, what are YOU doing with them again?  You may say, The doctor says I have cancer.  Well, I beg to differ:  Jesus bore all your diseases, so YOU don’t have them, HE does.  Or does He?  Have you taken ownership of those sins and diseases again?  Are you speaking contrary to God’s Word, thereby bringing confusion into His creation?  Again, what you commit to God is HIS, not yours.
   You can use this same strategy with whatsoever problems you face in life.  If you commit those problems to God, LEAVE THEM WITH HIM AND TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF OF THEM!!  He knows the solution, and will solve those issues in His time and His way that will work best for everyone concerned, and He surely doesn’t need your interference.  Just as too many cooks will spoil the stew, too many inexperienced and unwise workers will spoil the Master’s plan.  Do yourself AND God a favor….give your problems to God, and turn around and walk away.  They are HIS problem now, and no longer yours.  Now you are free to spend your time worshipping and thanking God for His mercy.