Hi! I’m joining the Five Minute Friday community again. I’ve taken a break, but miss this weekly exercise of free-writing. Read about Five Minute Friday here. Today’s prompt is: RELEASE
When we let go, we wonder who will take over? My little girl is learning to release her agenda to others. Fiercely independent and extremely controlling, she is fighting a battle I still fight. Letting go…..releasing my day to the minutes and hours of interrupted (like I am even as I write this by a two year old and six year old)….it is a lesson to keep learning.
When she releases her idea of what she is doing, what she thinks she should be doing, she finds the freedom in following me. Today as we sat at the table to read her story in the reading book, she bulked with tears and tantrums. I looked into her blue eyes and saw a reflection of my own heart. I want to have control. I want to dictate how my life will flow…..how my days will twist and turn.
Only control is never mine.
Releasing control feels like a surrender, but oh what a sweetness is found in the submission. Submission doesn’t mean to be a doormat, but holding open my hands. Releasing the dreams I have, relaxing the tension of my to-do-list and interruptions, and remembering I am loved.
Releasing my controls, my days, my life, to a Savior is sweet surrender. A surrender I lay gladly down at His feet. For there is freedom in the forgetting of myself.
Only control is always His.
Releasing my heart to Him feels safe, secure, and sweet.
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