control-freak

As I was praying I felt the Lord impress on me the term, “control freak.” I sense that there are many of you God is wanting to do a, “heart transplant on.”
 
There are many of you who need to be in control of everything. You like everything to be a certain way and when its not, you are quickly irritable. If you’re not sure if this is you, ask someone close to you! They will always be quick to let you know. 🙂
 
Why?? Because control freaks are uptight and hard to get along with. They can become prideful and feel like their way is the only right way. I mean lets be real, all of us know someone like this, or we are this. This can manifest itself in the way we keep our house, the way we treat our family members or co-workers. The need to always be right and make people feel as if they can never live up to their expectations. This spirit can keep you in bondage. Control Freaks will lack inner peace.
 
The truth is, most people that suffer from this, also suffer from anxiety and O.C.D. And tend to be very insecure. They often have such high expectations for themselves and rarely are able to live up to them, which causes a feeling of, “not being good enough.”
 
Do you see the vicious cycle this creates? Both in the person under this spirit of control and the people around them under their influence.
 
I want to encourage you that if you are the person living with or working with such a person, you must learn to set boundaries, otherwise you will always walk around feeling defeated.
 
If you are the person who has this incessant need to always be in control and right, I want you to know that,
“you are enough”, just as you are. But your need for perfectionism is driving the people you love away. God wants to do a work in you and He will but, the longer you resist Him, the longer it will take. I know you have been hurt and you don’t trust people, But God can always be trusted. He wants to do a new work in you, but as long as you are holding on to every hurt and every failure, its going to take much longer than necessary. So I pray that today, you would have the courage to ask God to help heal you and free you from the spirit of control. You were created to be free!
 
Its ok, to be organized, but God isn’t going to fit in your box. So if you want a full life with Him, you must be willing to loosen up and let God be God, and let the people around you be who they were created to be as well.
I bless you and I encourage you to trust God for this. I guarantee He knows exactly what He is doing.
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