Have you ever felt powerless? As though you are no longer in the driving seat and not really sure if you ever were?
We like to be in control—to know that the small plot of land we are in charge of, namely our own lives, are ours to groom, pull out weeds and plant seeds as we wish. But our neat little gardens rarely stay well manicured—before too long something happens to destroy several of our plants, and occasionally the ground will need completely new soil.
My garden has withered a little lately. Well, actually a lot. I’m in that need completely new soil stage—and a little fertilizer wouldn’t hurt.
Sometimes an overhaul isn’t a bad thing. Sometimes it’s exactly what you need to make your garden flourish.
You can till fresh ground, pull out the weeds, plant new seed, but at some point you have to sit back and let the journey of life take its course. That part is out of your control.
No matter what struggle we may find ourselves in, our natural tendency as human beings is to hold on, overcome and control. When it comes to our own lives the thought of being out of control is scary. If we can’t control our lives, what can we control?