This week, I’m linking up again with Kate Motaung for the “Five Minute Friday!”

I know, I’m a little late and it’s already Saturday night…that’s ok!

You can take part in the fun here .

The prompt this week is “Control.” Hmmm…..lets see…


When I first saw the prompt word, “control,” I thought immediately of giving God control over my life. As if I ever had control to begin with? No, I really don’t. My life and all my activities, words and actions are totally in His hands. But then, He did give us free will to choose how we want to live. Each of us has a choice, will we live for Christ or for ourselves?

The Holy Spirit is gentle and loving and does not come crashing in on us. He’s never forceful and He doesn’t push His thumb down on us. He is the soft whisper in the dead of night, the tender voice in our heart that leads us to make good decisions. He is never a controlling task-master. I have known the Lord since childhood, but just really coming to a full internal knowledge of how much He loves me lately.

Yes, I decide every day to give Him control. When I keep a tight grip over my life I make lots of mistakes. It involves trust, to place the control back where it belongs.

He is a gentleman waiting for me at the door of my heart.

I had this song going through my head the whole evening. It’s performed by Hillsong in this video. Here’s a few of the lyrics… “In my heart and my soul, I give you control, consume me from the inside out Lord.” Enjoy the song here


About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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4 Responses to Control

  1. Hi, I enjoyed your post and look forward to checking out your blog. “A gentleman waiting for me at the door of my heart”. What an image that creates in me! There are so few gentlemen nowadays. He never demands control. It is our free will to accept it. Yet He has control and uses every decision, good or bad, to our good. I am #96 on FMF.

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    • Hello there Mary! Thanks for visiting. I will go to the FMF site and look for you. Yes, gentlemen are very special! Thank you for the encouragement. The gift of the Holy Spirit is always with us!


  2. Hi there Transformed! Thank you for stopping by. Yes, the trust is sometimes hard. I hope you’re doing well in China.


  3. This is the topic my wife and I have struggled with since moving to China. It is so difficult to not have control and very scary. It really teaches trust if one is willing to learn.

    Newest contributor to the Five Minute Friday

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