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Decisions, Decisions {& #LetItGoBook Giveaway!}

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7-18 devo

Today I’m over at over Proverbs 31 devotion page sharing thoughts on when getting your own way gets in the way of your relationships, especially in your family and a fresh way to look at the Bible’s claim that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. To read the devotion, click here but be sure to come back to enter the giveaway!


letitgobundle_largeAs promised, today I am giving away three copies of my book LET. IT. GO.: How to Stop Running the Show & Start Walking in Faith. 

This humorous, yet spiritually practical book will help you learn how to control what you should, trust God with what you can’t, and more importantly, decide which one is which! Topics covered include:

• Draw the line between mothering and micromanaging
• Influence your husband instead of manipulating him
• Take control of your schedule yet welcome interruptions from God
• Learn to control your emotions when you can’t control the circumstances
• Stop pursuing the appearance of perfection and start pursuing the person of God

A companion video-based study for small groups with a Bible study guide is also available.

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment telling us one are where you sometimes tend to be controlling. I’ll go first……

Riding shotgun.

I just can’t seem to keep my mouth shut when my hubby or kids are driving and I am sitting in the passenger’s seat. “Slow down! Speed up! This way is shorter, don’t ‘cha know?!”

Now, your turn…….

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  1. I know it has been almost a week since this devotion was posted, & the 3 giveaway winners have probably been chosen, but I missed reading this Monday & figured it was still worth a try. Since the P31 women take the weekends off, if I feel like I need, & can spare the extra time for, an additional devotion during the weekend, I always go back to find a devotion I missed or one written before I started reading P31. Thank you for all your great devotions!

  2. Pretty much everything. I have always paid bills & made sure nothing bounces, I clean, I Organize, I do all the laundry, I do all the cooking & shopping, I stay home with the kids, I buy school supplies & clothes, I take out the trash, I trim the hedges & pull weeds.
    All my husband does is now the grass & bathe our youngest child.
    So, to keep myself organized so that I CAN get everything done, I end up needing control. I would LOVE to read your new book!!!

  3. I am a single mom of teens…no male influences except males from our church, so I tend to micromanage the kids’ lives. I know to let go some and them blossom but it’s hard for me.

  4. Oh my goodness, your “passenger” being in control story had me laughing. I like to be in control when it comes to my kitchen. I want to control where things go, how things look and what is being cooked!

  5. At the dinner table! My poor husband is 54 years old and yet I micromanage his dinner choices like he’s a toddler. Last night we were out to dinner and I questioned him… In front of the waitress no less… as to why he was having an appetizer and choosing rice to have with his dinner. Good Heavens! Karen I need your book

  6. I am a super control freak but not in a way that one might think. When I’m performing my professional job, I have to be the one in control. I work in the healthcare field doing anesthesia for patient’s having surgery. I am the patient’s advocate and while performing the anesthesia plan I selected after a extensive evaluation the patient’s life is more important than mine.
    At home my controlling is not like one might think. I control to keep my family safe and in order for their benefit. I being a control freak comes defined as an advocate for my friends, patients and family. l plan activities my family will enjoy and remember.
    The worst of my controlling behavior is having my house neat which I sometimes nag my family to please just clean up your messes and every area you visit in the house.

  7. I love to be in control of everything. My sons (who no longer live at home) say I am controlling even long distance and now that both my husband and I are retired, he says my control is “out of control”.

  8. Just one area you want me to pick. Well I can’t just pick one. I really want this book. I really need to learn to “Let it go’.

  9. Spending and money issues – I try to control these without even realizing it sometimes. Many times it is out of my control! Learning daily to close my mouth and go to God in prayer!

  10. As I read everyone’s comments about control, I couldn’t help but cry. A tightness gripped my throat as I attempt to hold back tears, as I sit here in starbucks. I could relate to every comment. Crazy thing is I am sitting here trying to prepare for my story I am sharing tonight with ladies at my church. My very topic I am sharing about is control. How to let go and trust God. For me I am recognizing, I am not at rest unless there is at least one area I am trying to control. It used to be my husband, now that’s off the burner, it’s my poor son who feels the brunt of the control, and now I am moving into a season where it’s good with him, so now I am focusing my control hot potato on things like career or my friendships. God wants me to release control in all areas. I can’t just let go of everything but…. I need to release it all because “but God” will do so much more than I could ever orchestrate. Would love the book – thanks

  11. Having had to be in charge growing up of myself and my siblings, I have a hard time letting it go in my adult life and think I have to take care of everyone who crosses my path. It turns into my controlling and manipulation of them instead. So I need your book to help show me how to let others go and instead rely on Jesus to show me who to help.

  12. As I read others comments, I can see myself in almost all situations trying to maintain control so it’s hard to just pick one. How to drive, best way to get there, even down to the best way to load the dishwasher….

  13. The question isn’t what I try to control. The question is what I don’t try to control. I would have responded yesterday but I was too busy trying to control time!

  14. It would be easier to write an area I don’t control. I like to get my way on everything. What we eat, but, where we go, which way to go…..you get the idea. I need help!

  15. Perfect example today when our dryer stopped working properly… I wanted to call the repair man, but my husband wanted to try and fix it. ? We will see how it all works out tomorrow! Haha.

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