I never thought I had control issues until I had kids. And still it wasn’t until fairly recently that I recognized that need for control within myself. Let me tell you a little bit about my control issues. I have two little boys that are all boy. Which means they are loud and rambunctious and never ever stop and fight constantly, because that’s what brothers do. I however am an introvert by nature and I like quiet. There is a constant struggle where I am trying to get them to sit down and be quiet for a minute, which never works. You know what I have found that works? Letting go of that control. When I let go and just let them be and try to embrace the loud craziness of having boys, that’s when the peace seeps in.
God will sit back and watch us as we try to control every aspect of our lives. He will stand by and whisper in our ears and wait. It’s not until we let go of that control. Until we let go of the very tight grip we have on everything in our life in an effort to get everything just how we want it. Until we surrender. It’s not until then that God comes in and moves in our situations and brings peace along with Him. It’s in that moment, in that sigh of relief that we often realize that we were the only thing standing in the way of our own peace.
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