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Is it OK to Be a Control Freak?

Hi, I’m Kris Reece and I’m a recovering control freak.

I lived many decades of my life trying desperately to control other people and situations. In classic control freak fashion, I would justify all of my actions by saying things like, “I’m just trying to protect you,” and “I’m not angry, I’m passionate.” I was the type who couldn’t take criticism and blamed others for my misfortune.

And I’ll admit that while I am very happy I am no longer that person, I still get tempted to control sometimes. So I was relieved to discover that there is one area where I was still allowed let my control freak flag fly.

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You Were Never Meant to Fit In

Growing up, I desperately wanted to be accepted, so I would become whatever anyone needed me to be. All I ever wanted in life was to fit in and I thought that if I looked better, acted a certain way, or gave in to things I didn’t believe in, I would finally be included.

But I always struggled with a nagging sense that I had greater purpose in life. I knew there was something in me; the problem was I relied on others to discover it.

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6 Signs That You’re NOT Living God’s Purpose for Your Life

Are you longing to fulfill God’s purpose for your life?

As difficult as this may be to hear, you were not put on this earth to be happy. That’s the bad news.

The good news is, you were put on this earth to do amazing things that only you are equipped to do. In other words, you were placed here to fulfill God’s purpose for your life.

One of the things that I see often in my life coaching practice is people who are searching for happiness, but happiness still eludes them. They long for fulfillment and joy, but they are looking in all the wrong places.

That’s because happiness is a byproduct of living a life of purpose. Purpose gives your life meaning and when you know your life has meaning, happiness radiates from within.

God is Bigger Than Your But

As believers and followers of Christ we know the one thing: God operates on is Faith.

As a Christian Women’s Speaker, I teach on this topic often.  Yet the term faith is used so loosely now that it has lost meaning, Much like the word love–how can the same word be appropriate whether you say “I love my husband” or “I love pizza”?

The key to understanding what faith truly is, is action. Our actions show loud and clear what our faith is. And our actions include our words. There is one word that I is the biggest faith killer of them all — the word “but”.