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NOTE: There seems to have been a glitch on the Crosswalk.com site and an old devotion of mine ran instead of the correct one. The correct one is called God Wants His Job Back? Click here to take a peek and so you’ll know what I am referring to in this post. We’ll wait while you do. Be sure to come back for the giveaway!
Welcome to the control freaks club.
If you, like me, struggle with wanting to situate people and manipulate outcomes, here a few quotes taken from my newly released book and 6-week dvd Bible study: LET. IT. GO. How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith.
“Where you can get yourself (and your emotions) in a tangled-up mess is when you act before you pray. Leap before you look. Cart before the horse in a race to your own coveted finish. Yes, do what you can — prayerfully and carefully — but leave the results to God. Your job is obedience. God’s job is results.”
“There exists a miniscule line between being conscientious and being controlling. A marker so fine, we women often cross it without even noticing that it’s stretched out right there in front of us, waiting to trip us up. What we must do is determine the difference between being conscientious (our part) and being in control (God’s job).”
And perhaps the whole book is best summed up by my friend Liz’s description of it:
“Especially written for wives and mothers who try to control everyone and everything around them (believe me, I get this!), Let. It. Go.offers solid advice, wise counsel, and a healthy dose of humor. Full of why-to and how-to suggestions, plus helpful tools to measure what needs fixing, Karen Ehman’s book goes right to the heart of the issue: ‘are we trying to be godly or are we trying to be God?’”
Liz Curtis Higgs, author of The Girl’s Still Got It
Through the remainder of November, ALL PRODUCTS purchase through Proverbs 31 Ministries are 25% off! Whoo-hoo! Christmas shopping time! Click here to order.
Do you often have Norman Rockwell-like expectations about the holidays — the decorations, the food, the gifts, the activity — laden schedule, the family get-togethers?
There are many areas where women want to exert control ensuring the perfect yuletide season. What if we learned instead to let go of unrealistic expectations and embrace an “out-of-control” Christmas this year: relaxing and relating in a peaceful manner while letting others offer input and ultimately allowing God to call the shots?
This five-day challenge will allow Christmas to go from chaos to calm as you learn to control what you should and trust God with what you can’t. The result? Less stressing and more blessing! Click here for the free sign up.
And, as promised in the devotion, here is the giveaway:
It includes a copy of the book, a Cinnamon stick candle from the White barn Company and some Starbucks cinnamon coffee.
And two more offers for you, real quick:
Dishes like Maple-glazed Turkey, Apple-sage stuffing, Butter-biscuit Gems or Pumpkin Dump Cake?
You will receive a free copy of an entire Thanksgiving menu plan AND all of the recipes from chef LeAnn of She Cooks if you buy a copy of Untangling Christmas by midnight PST Wednesday, November 21st.
Already bought a copy? Then buy another as a gift and you can get the free download for yourself and to share with the person you will give the book to!
Simply do this:
Purchase a copy of Untangling Christmas in any form (for Kindle, for Nook or the PDF) and send a copy of your receipt to email@example.com and you will be sent a link to the free download of the menu and recipes.
Our treat! Go here for details.
And finally, the LET. IT. GO. blog tour continues where we are giving away a second Kindle Fire. Today’s posts are found at my friends’ blogs: Kara Chupp’s Arlene Pellicane’s Goodbye, house. Hello, home! Getting Freedom
To find even more bloggers participating, click here.
Now, to leave a comment to win the giveaway, tell me, which area do you struggle the most with wanting to control, your husband’s behavior, the kids’ behavior, your schedule, the house, or circumstances in general? Or is it something else? Please share.