CONTROL: A Confession

Father of the Universe, Creator, my Abbaimg_0719

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. 

I know I have no ability to control the weather,iced-branches

the political atmosphere in our country, choices other people make,img_0723

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 forgiveness,

Your grace,

Your patience,

Your love. 

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.


8 thoughts on “CONTROL: A Confession

  1. kelly @kellyblackwell

    I imagine it is harder for a teacher to give up control sometimes. Chaos really can ensure. Great post. Your prayer was beautiful.
    Dropping by from FMF #81
    Have a wonderful weekend!


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