A couple of weeks ago I was talking with a friend. We were chatting about how I realized that I’ve been trying to re-parent my adult kids over the past couple of years. (As if I could undo or redo everything I did wrong.) I mean, after all, I have grown some, have a billion hours of counseling under my belt, schooling, studying, and book reading on top of it all.
My motives have been right. I’ve wanted to save them from pain . . .wanted to save them from making the same mistakes I’ve made . . .wanted them to learn quicker than I did so that my grandkids have it better than they did . . . You know. Stuff like that.
This got me thinking about the many other things I’ve tried to maintain, manage, change, and manipulate over the years, out of fear and guilt . . .like trying to do noble, charity-driven things other people have been called to do but I have no business doing . . .trying to emulate this godly woman or that super-spiritual man instead of just being me . . .worrying more about how others perceive me rather than how I’m really doing on the inside . . .
In addition, it got me thinking about how much time and energy all of this has taken away from me living my life.
Have I been focusing on others’ lives so that I don’t have to face my own?
Nevertheless, after the last two years of intense soul-searching, purging, re-grouping, hormone balancing, and flat-out waking up, I told my friend that I decided it’s time for me to resign from my self-given role as General Manager of the universe. Trying to manage (code word for “control”) everything is pretty exhausting. I think I’ll let God take the reins now.
To commemorate the occasion and make it official, I wrote a resignation letter. I’ve included a copy of it here; perhaps I’m not the only one who needs to resign.
Here’s to taking our lives back…bravely, joyfully, and completely.
Wow Sherry I couldn’t have said it better myself!!! You are so inspiring to us all thank you for putting your feelings and thoughts on paper so that we can see that we’re not the only ones that are trying to control the universe and we need to step down. Love you my friend
Oh, thank you, so much, sweet friend!! ❤️
Ok, you made me cry. I am so thankful that God put you in my life! It never fails, every message you have had, all of your posts have always addressed something I was either going through or desperately needed to hear. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Gosh, that means so much. ❤️ Ditto, my friend. I always love hearing I’m not the only one who has SO many issues, LOL! Love you!
Can I be you when I grow up? Xoxo
Aw, baby doll. ❤️❤️❤️
Love just love! That is all!! <3
That resignation letter is so great! I love it!!
Thank you, my friend! ❤️
i Loved this and agree! Sending my resignation letter this very second!
Awesome, my friend!
I needed this…your letter to God is perfect. Thank you for sharing this!
Thank you, my friend!