Stay In Control

‘Control’ seems to be a buzz word at the moment, both in the media and on the lips of many. It’s a double edged sword. Some view control as necessary in order to prevent chaos and anarchy from holding sway. Others view it as a means of restricting individual liberties and freedoms. I’m somewhere in between and my views on it can edge along the spectrum depending on my individual circumstances at any given time.

Much of what happens in the world today is beyond my control but I can control what comes out of my mouth and the actions I take. I can bite my lip and swallow down the harsh words on my tongue just as I can control the decisions I make and subsequent actions. I can control whether I am kind or cruel, generous or mean, forgiving or unforgiving. I can control who I am and where I’m going. I am the master of my own ship, be the seas rocky or calm.

When we lose control we can let ourselves and others down. Many people, as I see it, are losing control at the minute. They are losing control of their emotions and tempers, irrespective of what side of the political coin they are on or their views on the ongoing global pandemic. By trying, in their minds, to wrestle control back from whoever or whatever, they are succumbing to their baser instincts. If having control is bullying or ranting on social media then frankly they are welcome to it thank you very much.

We are entitled to our opinions but there is a line in the sand that many cross, either knowingly or unknowingly. In their efforts to wrestle control back from the (insert where applicable) they lose control of themselves. And when they do that they lose a little of the integrity and decency we should all take for granted in each other. Emotions are taut and tensions high in today’s world but, please, don’t lose sight of the good in yourself and others. Stay in control.

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TJ

Published by Fractured Faith Blog

We are Stephen and Fionnuala and this is our story. We live in Northern Ireland, have been married for 17 years and have three kids - Adam, Hannah and Rebecca. We hope that our story will inspire and encourage others. We have walked a rocky road yet here we are today, together and stronger than ever. We are far from perfect and our faith has been battered and bruised. But an untested faith is a pointless faith. Just as a fractured faith is better than none at all. We hope you enjoy the blog.

20 thoughts on “Stay In Control

  1. True. stay in control. so many people are losing sight of who they are in sight of what is happening in the world. Thank you for sharing💖💖💖

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  2. I’ve made an article about controlling yourself and your emotions and how it’s CRUCIAL for your success in life a while ago, and I couldn’t agree more with this.

    Control yourself, control your outcome.

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  3. Choose kindness, eh? Best advice I’ve ever started to follow. And this includes view we treat ourselves. Changing poor behaviour is necessary. And this is easier with something constructively helping than destructively attacking who we are.

    Thank you for your words. Peace to you and your family.

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