Who is your leader?

Whether you’re married or single … who would you say is the leader in your house?

What about if I asked, who’s the leader in your relationships? Career? Lifestyle choices?

For me, my goal every day is to put God first and let Him lead. My writing. My attitude. My eating habits. Whether or not I exercise.

However, this past year, God has shown me that I have a lot to learn still in this area. I’m working on choosing daily to completely surrender my desire to control. Every aspect of my life.

Is that something you might struggle with too? I can’t control the people I love. I can’t control circumstances that I face with work, relationships, weather … I can only control whether or not I give up control.

For me, having a friend who reminds me gently to keep giving the control to the only One who can change the situation for the better helps.

And I realize when I take my hands off and let God be God and trust that His ways are better than mine, I’m more peaceful, happier, and things work out better than if I had tried to take over.

What about you? Do you struggle with taking control instead of surrendering? If so, how do you remember to take your hands off and let God do what He does best?

© Cheri Swalwell 2019

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