Things I have control over:

Myself
The cleanliness of my house
Whether or not my bed is made in the morning
What I watch on television
How I spend my free time
How I spend or save my money
The people I choose to spend time with
How I spend my life

Things I don't have control over:

Dan
Brian
Becky
Kayla

I have the right to tell them what I want them to do, but they have the right to do what they want, even if it is different than what I want. All four of them are adults (or darn near to it) and are perfectly capable of making their own decisions...and mistakes. The only control I have over these people is my ability to pray for them in whatever way and for whatever reason I want to. I have the control to pray that God will give me the strength to accept the decisions they make. I also have the control to love them, regardless of what they may or may not do. What more control do I need? None.

date September 27, 2009

1 comments to “Control”

  1. The Hohensee's
    September 28, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    I needed this!!

    I have some "minor"control issues (although my entire family would argue the "minor"part) and sometimes I just need to remember that I can't control everything or everyone.

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