Monday Musing

I've realized something: I cannot control everything.

Actually God has been teaching me this over a period of time recently. But last night was like a breakthrough.

The past two nights have been horrible sleep nights for the kids. Everyone around here is exhausted. Which makes for a very unpleasant two year old.

So, I was already stressed out when Andrew kept crying until finally falling asleep last night at 11:30ish. But when he woke up at 4:45ish and decided not to go back to sleep, I laid in bed thinking and pondering and seething about how I could not possibly make him go back to sleep.

But, I can't control it. I CAN'T CONTROL IT. You have no idea how freeing that actually was to understand. The weight of the anxiety and frustration was gone.

Think about your life. There are so many things we can't control. But even if we understand that fact, do we let all the anxiety about it go? Or do we just keep worrying and wringing our hands?

I'm challenging you to first realize those things that are beyond your control, then let the worry about them go.

I'm challenging myself especially. I mean, I certainly cannot control whether or not an airplane goes falling to the ground, so why do I worry (you know what I'm talking about Michelle)? Or whether Andrew will poop in his potty, or how long Corinne will sleep, or who will become president, or whether or not the Cowboys will go to the Superbowl, or _________________ or ____________.

Just let it go!

What are the worries you're letting go of?


great post. i enjoy reading your monday musings...always thought provoking :) oh and LOVE corinne's sheep skin jacket!

Monday, 10 December, 2007  

Lovely encoragement! Hmmm...let me count the many things I need to surrender control. 1) Babies sleeping at the same time, 2) Holden's food allergies/Madeleine's potential food allergies, 3) The chaos that just never seems to go away. Maybe I'll learn to embrace it one of these days.

Tuesday, 11 December, 2007  

I read this a few days ago and have continued thinking about it dealing with my "issues" this week. Thanks for sharing your heart.

Wednesday, 19 December, 2007  

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