Would you consider yourself a controlling person? Do you sometimes think that you know what’s best or find yourself getting a little bossy with others? Are you still tying your teenager’s shoes, cutting your husband’s steak at dinner, or telling the woman at the register how to bag your groceries? If so, you might be interested in some helpful tips on how to deal with your controlling tendencies. I know I could benefit from some helpful tips today.
You see, I’ve been known to be a little bossy at times. Well, actually a lot of times. If you ask my husband and kids they would most likely agree. What I’m discovering is that when fear begins to creep into my circumstance,s I oftentimes react by wanting to control things, circumstances and the people around me. I know it’s not the right response but unfortunately it can sometimes be my go to response that gets me into trouble every single time.
My friend, Karen Ehman, has written a book on the topic of controlling issues and – let me say it gently – how to stop being a control freak. The title of her book is Let.It.Go. and includes great lessons on how to control less and trust God more in the midst of crazy life circumstances. I love being around Karen because she is so funny and that contagious humor is sprinkled all throughout her book. It’s practical and has great spiritual insight. The exciting news is that I’m giving away a signed copy of her book this week and I hope you’ll enter my drawing today.
Here’s what you have to do to enter the drawing for this great book:
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I can’t wait to read your comments and will announce the winner on Monday morning so there is plenty enough time to think of great story to share. I’ll go first…
Last week I was shopping at the local Target store and you guessed it…I found myself telling the gal at the register how I wanted my food items bagged. BUSTED!!
UPDATE: Congratulations to Jill Beran who is the winner of the Let It Go Giveaway.