Trek to the Manger (DQ18)

Trek to the Manger Ch 18Lately, I’ve been writing home studies for a licensing agency. One of the questions asked of married applicants is: What compromises have you had to make in your marriage?

It makes perfect sense, this question. What better way to gauge the health of a union than finding out what it’s worth to those who’ve invested?

Unity in the church will always be elusive as long as we hold onto the illusion of control.

Better to stand still (do you feel the hum of the Spirit?) and look up (follow the star)! He knows the way, and He has a plan to get us all there (even if it means trekking along at 9 1/2 miles per hour).

On a scale from 1 to 10 (with 1 being “minimal” and 10 being “significant”), how problematic is your inner control freak when it comes to being part of God’s plan?

Feel free to post your number without an explanation. We get it – you don’t want to talk about it. Just let us know you’re here!

2 thoughts on “Trek to the Manger (DQ18)

  1. I think it depends on the situation, sometimes it could be an 8 I want what I want, don’t make me do something different. Sometimes it may be at 2 because I’m ready for the change, am open for the change, and am willing to to accept the change. Right now when it comes to work I’m out of 5 because I love the guts of my job, serving the families, being with the families. However, I’m not happy with the structures and decisions being made behind the scenes. I kind of want to change, but on one hand I’ll miss my families that I work with, well I think change would be refreshing and renewing. This is where I’m fighting my inner control freak. Do I leave, am I going to leave because of what I want, because this is where I’m going. Or am I supposed to stay, this is where I’m supposed to be. The inner control freak in me wants an answer now.

    • I hear you, loud and clear! My inner control freak wants the same things. Follow the light in your life, and pay attention to what happens to your energy as you spend time at work! I find that when my energy is sufficient for the work I’m engaged in, I’m where I need to be. When my energy is sapped because of where I am or what I’m doing, it’s time to re-evaluate (and get down on my knees in prayer)!

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