I confess my weakness and ask Your forgiveness.
I need to feel control, and too often I let this need rule my life.
I know in my head You are in control, but my heart jumps in when I see something is out of control.
accidents, poverty, disease, danger, or war.
But sometimes this need for control allows the Teacher in me to jump in.
For 33 years my goal was to be in control of my classroom.
I knew my students needed guidance to learn self-control.
But chaos in the classroom does not provide
an ideal classroom environment for learning.
Controlled chaos is different;
my friend and co-teacher Emalie taught me this.
I know I cannot control other people.
I know that without Your grace my salvation would be impossible.
But I desperately need patience and insight
when I feel the need to take control of a situation.
Thank You for:
Your child, JoyMartell
Joining the Five Minute Friday community on Saturday with a one word prompt. We write for five minutes (I confess, I’m not so good at the time limit), post it, and then link up over at Kate’s blog.