Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Who's In Charge Here?

Here's a few dogs you may have met before- Foster, Ruger and Simon (hi guys!). Ruger and Simon live together in the same home. Their owners told me that neither dog seems to want to be the "dominant" dog in the household - letting their owners call all the shots.

Foster and my other dog, Tilly, are quite the opposite. They BOTH want to be in charge. Of everything. All the time. So while I'm calling the shots, they tend to either disagree with me or each other with nearly every decision. It's exhausting.

If I'm honest (and I guess I will be), I like to be in charge too. But, it can be exhausting. Other people have skills and talents - so I should let others lead now and then. In other circumstances, I need to lead.

It's not always easy to figure out when I should be doing what. Do you have this problem? There's certainly a time and place for both. It does me a lot of good to remember that God is in control, that I can trust his judgements and guidance, and follow his lead. But, there's still that part of me that thinks I might just know better. It can be exhausting. That's why it's not supposed to be like that - let God do the hard work, and I do what I should, but not all the time.

Are you the controller or the follower? Have you found balance?

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