Saturday, December 10, 2011

Holiday Season Control Freaks

Frazzled and overwhelmed and exhausted and fed up with the demands of Christmastime?

Running around like a crazy person with holiday planning, shopping, decorating, parties, lists, baking, errands, wrapping, cleaning, addressing, and endless trips to the mall, to the school, to the church? 

Feel like your family's just hanging out with their feet up while you're left holding the bag?

Over at Relationship Counselor Leslie Vernick's blog, this very common scenario is presented:

"Today’s Question: I’m angry, hurt and tired. It seems like I’m the only one doing all the preparations for making our holiday a nice one. If it weren’t for me, we’d have no tree, no presents, no cookies, and no Christmas dinner. But it’s not only the holidays that I feel this way. I feel like I carry the entire responsibility for everyone’s life to go well. Am I being selfish that I want someone to care about me and my needs once in a while?"

You might be a bit taken back to find how much of this is not all about the family's lack of involvement or apathy or laziness.  Could it be ... might it be ... your own need to be just a little bit of a control freak?


See why your energy level is probably at zero here.  And what it's doing to your marriage here

Because in the end it's not about control.  It's about powerlessness and pain and fear that needs a healing touch.  From the One who ultimately is in complete control.

What better time of year to begin to give yourself {and those you love} the gift of freedom from the tyranny of control?  Is it time to begin to release the burdensome ownership of all of life's worries to the One who has the power to lift that heavy load?

Our loving Savior awaits to equip you to move in that direction.


"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free ..."
- Galatians 5:1.

- photo by Monad Photography -

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