Mark Twain is purported to have said, “If you ever have to eat a live frog, it’s best to do so the first thing in the morning. That way you can go through the rest of your day knowing that the hardest task is behind you.”
Moving from a bad yesterday to a better tomorrow requires many things. One of them is the need to relinquish control.
Billy Roberts, mental health therapist in Columbus, Ohio, writes, “One way to help yourself get through hard times is to let yourself off the hook for things.”
Another mental health counselor, Gina Marie Guarino, warns against control: “Hard times come with challenges that are out of your control, and the harder you try to control the outcome, the more stress you will inflict.”
Did you eat a frog this morning? I suggest two things: (a) give the rest of your day to God, and (b) go brush your teeth.
Recovery Step: Relinquish control to the one who said, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).