I had to have help putting this picture in place because it was huge! In the process I learned how to change the size in html without changing the aspect ratio. All that thanks to my husband the engineer! I asked him if he could tell what kind of person I am from this picture and he said “A duck follower!” He may know how to manipulate pixels accurately but “getting the hint” is not high on his list of skills. Not to mention he has lived with my obsession of control for 18 years of wedded bliss, poor man.
Yes it’s true; I would love to have all my ducks in a row and going in the same direction all the time. But unfortunately that has yet to happen. My literal husband and son would promptly say “You don’t have any ducks.” Perhaps that is really the problem, not my lack of control over life but the fact that we don’t own any ducks!
Seriously though, I have had to be undone in this area of control so many times that you’d think I would have learned the truth about my small circle of influence in the universe by this season of life. But since I am in the middle of a series of unfortunate events right now, I am recognizing yet again that I don’t have control. It’s all in God’s hands.
He is so extremely patient with me, the slow of learning. He is also extremely gracious in the lessons I seem to need repeating. Truly, at this point in life I just laugh and say, Oh yeah, I forgot again, didn’t I Lord? He gently reminds me and I willingly take His hand, as I brush off my skinned knees from my stumbling.
So I shared what kind of person I am. How about you? What does God have to teach you again and again? Or are you one of those vicarious learners who benefits from the open mistakes of others like me? Please, please don’t let me be the only one who needs repetition!