Change and Control? For some reason, I've had these two things going around and around in my mind lately. I am a person who hates change and loves control. Am I a control freak? Probably! I dislike that aspect of my personality, but I have to acknowledge that it is definitely one of my faults.
I'm coming to realize that change and control are really different sides of the same coin. Change frightens me and I try to control the events of my life so that I don't have to deal with it. It never works!
I want to embrace change, to be able to say to myself that change is usually a good thing and that, when it's not good, I can deal with it. The truth is, when change is not good, I'm forced to deal with it. After all, what's the alternative? I either deal with it and give up control, or spend a lot of time depressed and angry, fighting change.
I wonder if others have this problem. I think it's probably pretty commonplace. I would love to hear what you have to say about change and control in your own life. Any good ideas for me?
I know that my faith and my nature battle over these two things constantly.
I pray that faith will win. In spite of my nature and in spite of my nurture, faith has to overcome!