chapter  24
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Control

ByDavid R. Miller Philip J. Henry

No person is more frustrated and unhappy than when trying to control the uncontrollable. Control of the world, in general, and family, in particular, is a most fruitless and futile thing to attempt. Yet, at times, exerting control seems the most natural thing in the world to do. We care, so we want to influence. We love, so we want the best for those closest to us. For many Christians, to care is to exercise beneficent control, but we need remember that trying to control others is a worldly, rather than a spiritual, pursuit. We are not in control of others, and we delude ourselves in thinking and believing we are. God will take care of all of our tomorrows-a lesson slowly and painfully learned by most.