Posts Tagged ‘Control Freak’

Control Freak

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

We often flail about, experimenting with fulfillment found through one of three “Programs for Happiness.”

  1. Control
  2. Approval
  3. Security/ Safety
Such a desperate search, despite moments of respite, fails, and often fails with a dramatic unsettling.  But like addicts, we return to the failed programs, believing in that failed mythology that “this time” … “with just a little more” … “done just a little longer” … we will finally claim the control, approval, and security justly ours.
But, it doesn’t happen.
Something can open.  (Welcome to Spring!)  Takes work.  ”The hardest battle of all is with our love of being in control because of our sense of self-importance.  If we overcome this, we have no trouble overcoming our other evil loves, because that is the head of them all.”  (Heavenly Secrets 147)
Such work leads to a program for happiness evidenced not by a flailing but a by a peaceful settling …. God.  A loving God, guarding our freedom.  A loving God unable to look at us in any way but the way of love.  A loving God offering a security within his arms far different and richer than the world ever could.