Control is one of those things that most parents wish to have. Oh, as a matter of fact, it is something that majority of human beings want to have. We want to be in control because we believe that this is what we need to get the life that we want–the outcomes that we want to see. As parents, we try reading parenting books and guides because we want to be “in control” of every situation that we may encounter in parenthood. But as we all must have realized it by now, we can’t always be in control.
A post I read today titled, “Spirit-Led Parenting: Learning to Lean Not On Our Own Understanding,” gave me a much-needed encouragement that I don’t need to be in control. That my happiness and the happiness of my kids doesn’t rest on my ability to create foolproof plans and clear-cut solutions. We can’t always be in control of everything, and that is a fact.
I’d like to share these heart-warming words I picked up from the post, “I know now that drawing back into my own wisdom and expectations brings only heartache. Patience, humility, joy in each circumstance, peace amidst laundry piles and hope throughout weary 3:00 AM feedings? These things are not possible when I’m sitting back and operating out of self, but only through God’s Spirit in me if I will seek Him out and yield to trust.”