Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Codependency, Charlie, and Other Craziness

There is a lot of craziness going on in our world. Why we get headline news accounts daily about the prolonged, painful, and very public meltdown of actor Charlie Sheen is beyond me. Why do we want a life careening out of control  to skid through our living rooms every day?

There is a lot of craziness going on in my life, too. Why I think I can control the circumstances of life is beyond me. It's just craziness. I'm not God and He doesn't need my help. But I find myself tightly grabbing hold of the people and circumstances around me, thinking I can make things happen or prevent things from happening if I just hold on tightly enough. It's exhausting, frustrating, and futile.

And being codependent. That's crazy. Celebrate Recovery defines codependency  "as an addiction to people, behaviors or things. Codependency is the fallacy of trying to control interior feelings by controlling people, things and events on the outside." Even I know there is nothing or noone I can control except myself  and that's a fulltime struggle.

How to rid myself of all the craziness? God, God and more God. Let go and let Him handle things in His perfect way. Surrender my life to Him each day, trusting Him to work everything out for my ultimate best.
Believe that He loves me and will always be faithful to never leave or forsake me. Lean back in His arms and let out a big "Aaaaahhhhh", resting in the knowledge that all things are in His capable hands; that beacuse of Him all is well and all will be well.

And about Charlie Sheen? Turn off the tv, ipad, iphone, whenever I see his face on it.

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths", Proverbs 3:5-6. AKJV

1 comment:

  1. Oh, but Charlie's entertaining. At least you can be glad you're not him right now or have to think his thoughts. I like your blog :).