Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Control (01/30/06)
TITLE: Submit, Or Not to Submit
By c clemons
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People like me do not do well with middle age. I thought I had planned for this transition in life by eating right, exercising and doing the things to slow down the natural process of aging. What a joke! In my youth I could drop five pounds by skipping dinner. I could stay up all night and still function the next day at work. I could sleep all night without one trip to the bathroom.
The reality is, whether I wanted them or not I have bifocals, the bathroom scale only decreases two pounds after a week of dieting and exercise. Without warning I can feel as though I am in a sauna with all my clothes on. I feel twinges in my joints that were not there the day before. My hair has a mind of its own and my skin has to be slathered daily to keep any kind of glow.
I am just now beginning to understand it was all in the master (Masterís) plan. In order to make it thru a day I have to have to call upon Him even in the simplest of things. I need Him for decision-making, I need Him on the job, and I need Him for my emotional and spiritual health. I can see now all those years when I thought I was the one in control He was there ALLOWING me. Total submission is not losing control itís gaining the knowledge that I am not alone.
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