Controlling is a direct response to our fear, panic, and sense of helplessness. It is a direct response to feeling overwhelmed, and to distrust.
We may not trust ourselves, God, the Plan, or the process of life. Instead of trusting, we revert to control.
We can approach this need to control by dealing with our fear. We deal with fear by trusting – God, ourselves, and this process we call life and recovery.
We can trust that when things don’t work out the way we want, God has something better planned.
We can trust God to get us to where we need to go, say what we need to say, do what we need to do, and become all that we are meant to become but only when we are ready, and when the time is right.
We can trust God to give us all the direction we need.
We can trust ourselves to listen, and respond, accordingly.
We can trust that all we need on this journey will come to us. We will not get all that we need for the entire journey today but we will receive what we need today. We were never intended to carry “everything” all in one day. The burden would be too heavy, and life was intended to be light.
Trust in God. We do not have to plan, control, and schedule all things. The schedule and plan have been written. All we need to do is show up.
The way will become clear and everything we need will be clearly provided, one day at a time.
Trust, my friends, in today.