I’ve learned that when you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing.
It’s been a while huh? My apologies…. I have been trying to catch up on work and get my life together. But, now, one of the major tasks in my life is complete! Soon I will be telling you all what that is. But on to other things.
There have been some trends in the female community that I’ve noticed as of late. I am more than sure that it’s always been a thing with us, but recently it’s been brought to my attention more than ever and I just want to shed a bit of light. So just in case you notice that this is a flaw for you, you could possibly take a look and reconsider your own actions.
Women are CONTROLLING!! When I say controlling, I mean in every aspect of our lives. We like to control everything that is happening and we even have the audacity to think that we can control the things that will happen in the future. The problem here is, while controlling your current situation may make sense, it makes absolutely no sense to try and control an outcome or situation that has yet to present itself. Now, by no means am I saying that you shouldn’t make cognizant decisions to try and better your outcome, but some things in life you just can’t control.
There are times in my own life that I have grabbed the reigns and thought that I was doing something that would truly help or benefit my family when in all honesty I cut myself short. What I had to learn is that wisdom is key. I had to ask God to lead me in the direction that he saw fit. In my recognizing this I learned that I was not the author of my life. If I truly believe in God and I really want to see his work and glory in my life, I had to let go. I had to allow him to really be God in my life as well as my household. That meant that I wouldn’t be able to make all of the decisions in my life, but that in all things I NEEDED to acknowledge him.
It’s something about letting go that brings about a true stress relief. The worry of doing things perfectly and making sure my family stays afloat was no longer a burden, because now I felt that I had an instruction guide. You never know how much you’re missing in him until he truly shows you! The serenity prayer is a true-life guide “Oh God, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference.” Allow that to sink in, don’t just say it or quote it, but pray it and believe that God can do everything that your trying to do, but better!
You cannot narrate or control the chapters of a book that you didn’t write!