Maybe it looks a little bit like being a perfectionist. Perhaps it's a little bit bossy. Or, maybe you simply want to control things, and you can't even figure out why.
I think we've all got a little inner control freak. Unfortunately for some of us, those little controlling urges are a lot louder than we'd prefer.
Control shows up in so many ways. This month we're going to explore a few of those and begin to learn how God can bring us to his freedom.
I saw it once in our daughter's friend. She ran just on the near side of bossy, and her ideas were always the loudest of the group. I overheard the conversation one day as the kids were playing and began to realize that control likes to grab hold of us while we're young.
“Those bows go in the front. Both of them, they need to be tied in the front.” She insisted on it over and over. Our daughter’s friend was about to have a fit over the bows on my daughter’s dress. It was the fancy Easter kind, with a big bow in the back and a smaller bow in the front.
This is part of a month long series-catch up here.