O.K., I admit it I’m a control freak!! There I said it…and for those of you who are close friends or family…I know what you are thinking, “she’s not saying anything I didn’t already know”!
You know one good way to really mess with a control freak is to put something in their path that they didn’t anticipate and don’t have the answers for…an unsolvable puzzle! It only takes one or two of these types of circumstances (i.e. health crisis, too many bills v. too little $, a broken relationship, a dying dream, etc…) for even a control freak like me to discover I have no control. Cue the music and the panic sets in!
Being a control freak is hard work…you always gotta be thinking…you have to have your hands in everything and take charge. You have to step up to the plate, be strong. As a matter of fact others come to depend and count on us control freaks, to have things all planned out or make things better if they get off course. Being a control freak is tiring…which as the years go by has caused me to think about giving up this self proclaimed title.
The title of “control freak” is highly overrated. To those of you who may also suffer with some control “issues”, I encourage you (and myself), no matter how scary it may be to release that control. Comfort yourself with this truth, you never really were in control anyway and the One who is in control has you’re best interest in mind and He never gets tired! This recovering “control freak” is thankful!
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life! Honor God with everything you own; give him the first and the best. Your barns will burst, your wine vats will brim over. But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline; don’t sulk under his loving correction. It’s the child he loves that God corrects; a father’s delight is behind all this. – Proverbs 3:5 (The Message)