I write this post as a self professed control freak. I not am overly controlling in every area of my life (or maybe I am just in denial, LOL). I let God intervene here and there. In fact, sometimes I let Him intervene in big ways. Ways that I don’t even want Him intervening. But for the most part, yep, I can be a freak of control.
How do I know this? Because I FREAK out when I am not in control. I like to have the remote and change the channel to what I believe is appropriate for our family to watch. I like to make sure the kids are wearing matching outfits. I like to be certain that they will act the way I want them to in public, and not burp or fart so loudly that it will disturb others. Because the truth is, my children like to “let it go” wherever and whenever and not in the way Karen Ehman is talking about in her book Let It Go.
Part of this, yes, is just wanting my children to have good manners – but a large part of it is me needing to be in control of their behavior so that I look like a good mom.
In Karen Ehman’s new book, she reminds us that mothers and wives are often wired to control. Part of it is out of good intentions. We think we know what is best for our children, so we want to do everything we can to control situations and ensure they make the right decisions.
I wouldn’t say control is a dominating issue in my life. But it is an issue, and one I would like to get better “control” over. I would like to be able to Let It Go more often. I don’t want to worry as much as I do about silly things, and even about big things.
If you are a fellow member of the controlling helicopter mom club, or even if you are not, I want to invite you to join me in studying Let It Go with Melissa Taylor’s Online Bible Studies. You can order the book here. You sign up for the study by clicking this link and filling out the information on the right hand side of the page. The study takes place right on Melissa Taylor’s blog and you can even sign up to have the blog posts and Bible Study assignments emailed to you.
And although the study is a HUGE treat, an even bigger treat is the optional Conference Call series you can purchase to go along with the study. And guess who is going to be a guest???
Candace Cameron!!!! DJ off of Full House!!!! I watched Full House growing up, and I always felt like DJ was my big sister! So getting to hear her live and all grown up has me over the moon! Plus there will be many other amazing conference call guests including author Karen Ehman! To sign up for the calls click here!
I can’t wait to join you on this amazing journey as we learn to Let It Go!!!!
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