Sunday, January 29, 2017

Control-Five Minute Friday

I've let this one marinate a bit over the weekend. I just wasn't sure what I should write and which direction I should take. I remembered Janet Jackson's hit from 1986 "Control" and thought how it is an illusion to believe we can make all our dreams come true. We can't control the cards we are dealt in life. We can do our best and we can control our attitude, but even that requires some discipline. There's plenty we just cannot control. Yet we can control ourselves.

I can stay in bed and hide under the covers or

I can push them off and face the day

I can drag myself to splash water on my face or

I can bounce with a spring in my step all the way

I can soak up the silence in the morning or

I can blast the morning news

I can find my way with the attitude I choose

Control, now I've got a whole lot

Control, I smile or I frown

Control, look, listen, watch

Anticipate and be ready

Control, I can throw in the towel if I want

Cards are dealt

How will I play?

Round and round they go now


Proverbs 8:34-36 "Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts. 'For he who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the Lord. 'But he who sins against me injures himself; All those who hate me love death.'" (NASB)

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1 comment:

  1. I have been taking the time to read several posts this week on this word. Not easy to wrap my head around it. Have had some conversations about it. Do ww Ave any control really or does God have every bit of it? I love your poem. In this life we are given free will. Maybe that is not necessarily the same thing as control, but in that free will of choosing to see God in everything we are more accepting perhaps of His control. Visiting from #96.