OUT OF CONTROL – A GLIMPSE OF MY BOOK
Who would have thought? A non-reader becoming an author! Doesn’t make sense really, does it? Or does it? Isn’t it just like God to choose the unqualified to do something significant through them? To choose someone others may never consider, who only see him or her as completely inexperienced and therefore crosses them off the list. Yet Almighty God, our Heavenly Father, searches throughout the earth looking for someone whose only qualification needs to be a heart fully surrendered to Him. When He finds that one, He says, ‘You, I choose you’.
How do I know this; that I am one of the unqualified that God has chosen? Growing up in a dysfunctional home; bullied at school; just scraping through to grade 10 before getting out of school – or what I called an institution – I felt very unqualified for a lot of things.
Now, this unqualified girl is stamped qualified, capable, eligible and certified by the One and Only Father God. If you read my last book, ‘Just say YES,’ you would have gained a glimpse into my heart which desires deeply to see others completely set free from restraint to fulfill their calling and trust God in their journey. To know that they too are qualified.
I have had many life experiences and learnt numerous lessons from those experiences so, it is my responsibility to share these in the hope that it helps someone else out there, maybe you, and fast tracks your learning to get on with living a full life that is whole, and running your race without restraint.
So here we go.
OUT OF CONTROL. What do you associate with this statement, ‘Out Of Control’? I am sure you have heard people say, ‘She is completely out of control,’ or ‘He has totally lost it!’ This is usually what we think of when that statement is voiced. However, the ‘out of control’ I am talking about is when, at times, you find yourself dropping the proverbial juggling balls, in the life that you believe you were meant to be in control of.
The dictionary defines control as: to exercise authoritative or dominating influence over; ability to manage; to hold in restraint.
Whatever we personally brand control as, to some degree, we all want it. We want to know that everything is safe and secure in our world, which is both a normal and natural expectation for our life.
For those of us who are control freaks however, it goes beyond the average expectation. We black belts of control, feel it is our duty, our responsibility, a burden put upon us to keep everything organized, flowing, happy, drama free and on track at all times. We make it our full-time occupation, because heaven forbid, if we let go, our world, and possibly the world, would cave in, causing us to become anxious, helpless and ‘out of control’. If we can keep all we have claimed responsibility for, in a nice neat package, which is easy to govern and regulate, then our life will be just fine. Those of us who have tendencies to over control, whether that is a conscious action or an unconscious propensity, have this false sense of belief, that because we have made it our responsibility, we don’t have the luxury to let go of that control.
Does any of this sound familiar to you? If so, then you need this book. I need this book, haha!! I wrote it out of first-hand knowledge and experience of being one who has always felt the need to be in control of my world lest we die!! Sounds crazy ay? But how true it is for so many of us.
My heart and my prayer is that as we journey together on this pathway of moving from being control freaks to living a balanced, responsible, and faith-filled life, we will discover that our Father God is big enough, capable enough, devoted enough, more than enough and quite able enough to hold all things together in the palm of His hand.
Are you ready to give, ‘letting go and letting God’ a chance? If you have said YES, and I hope you have, then let’s get changing!
To read my book, ‘Out of Control’, go to any online bookstore and get your copy. TODAY.
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Great blog Deb. LOVE IT.