Control...

There are many challenges being a mom. It seems like everyone has events that they mark in motherhood as traumatic. For some it's the infant stage...crying babies and sleepless nights. For others it might be the "terrible twos" or the "dramatic threes". It could be crazy toddlers who never stop moving. Potty training brings many to tears. The melt downs can cause stress. The mouthy, children who know everything can be draining. Some cringe at the word teenager. For me one of the hardest mothering duties is teaching my kids to drive. It is a scary, helpless feeling where I am not in control.

There is a great paragraph in Romans 13 that says, "We should be decent and true in everything we do, so that everyone can approve of our behavior...But let the Lord Jesus Christ take control of you, and don't think of ways to indulge your evil desires." First, it's a great reminder to check what we are involved with in life. Does everything pass the "decent and true" test? Do you live in the truth or what you perceive to be true? Sometimes what swirls around in our head gets us into trouble. Next, we are to allow Jesus to controls us. I struggle when my teenagers are in control...driving. How am I with God in control of my life? Is it a little scary? Am I afraid He might ask more of me than I can give? God is trustworthy. I can trust Him.

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