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Our culture often tells us we can and should control our life. “Create your own path. Decide your destiny. You are the author of your own story.” It’s the idea that we have the ability to control our circumstances and achieve any goal through positive thinking, redirected focus, and sheer force of will.
But, my friend, it’s simply not true!
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No one wants to think of themselves as controlling. But when a little change to plans causes an eruption, or when an itty bitty unexpected event dislodges an avalanche of worry, we’ve got to consider that control might be more of an issue than we think!
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Let’s face it, there’s so much we can’t control when it comes to parenting, right? And yet, lots of us try to control so much of our kids’ lives—what they do, who they become, and the choices they make. But when the challenges of parenting become too difficult, we’re clueless of what to do because there’s no manual to follow.
I used to be a total control freak — a blind control freak. Today, though, I am a recovering blind control freak. It took me years to figure out that blindness demands I release my need for control.
Without being able to see, I have to risk trusting other people. I have to let go of my perfect timetable and my to-do list. It’s not always easy to let go and trust, but if I don’t choose to risk or release, I truly will never receive what I need.
So, for me, being a blind control freak is completely counterproductive!
And, can I be honest with the sisters?