As I reflect upon week one, I find myself coming back to the issue of control. I am a first-born who likes to be in control. I drool over new calendars, planners, and the organizational section of any store. Little makes me happier than a clean house, to-do lists, and labels. When things are in control, I feel good. But to really be still and listen to God’s voice, I need to realize that my plans may not be His plans. Admit that I am really not the one in control. Hmmm. I sense that is a tough one for me.
So, I practiced a lesson in giving up control. I wanted a make a word collage (see above) with some of the key words from Week One. I could have done it in Photoshop and had complete control over the font, color, and placement of the words. Instead, I used a random word collage tool called Wordle. I was surprised at how difficult it was to give up being in control of the final result. I only clicked randomize about 100 times before I landed on one that would do…I guess I still have some work to do…stay tuned for more on that in Week 2!