It's All Under Control : A Journey of Letting Go, Hanging On, and Finding a Peace You Almost Forgot Was Possible
"It's All Under Control is the gift your soul has been desperately seeking--to feel how His arms of love are under you, carrying you though it all." --Ann Voskamp, New York Times bestselling author of The Broken Way and The Greatest GiftIt's time to get our control under control.Jennifer Dukes Lee never thought she struggled with control. As long as everything went exactly the way she wanted it to, she was totally flexible.But then Jennifer discovered what happens when you try to wrap your arms around everything, thinking it's all on you: You get burned out on hustle. You toss and turn more at night, and you laugh less during the day. You're so busy--caring, serving, working, and trying so hard--that you can't even hear God's voice anymore.It's All Under Control is a book for every woman who is hanging on tight and trying to get each day right--yet finding that life often feels out of control and chaotic. Join Jennifer on the journey of learning how to: Overcome the anxieties and worries that burden your heartPrioritize your busy life so you can make choices that align with God's best for youFind freedom through a new "Do, Delegate, or Dismiss" approach to your daily tasksLet go of what God has not asked you to do, so you can shine at what he hasDiscover a new way of living that will free you to be you, and finally experience the peace of knowing a God who truly has it all under control.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 142 x 211 x 18mm | 272g
- 18 Sep 2018
- Tyndale Momentum
- Carol Stream, United States
Blogger Lee (The Happiness Dare) asks women to let go of a striving attitude in this stirring call. Addressing her readers and her overachieving former self, she writes, "You are the sort of woman we can count on to meet a work deadline, organize a food drive, take in the neighbors' kids during an emergency, drive your coworker to chemo, counsel a friend at 3 a.m." She then turns to scriptural and personal examples that explore the reasons and mechanisms for letting go of control and allowing God to work. Her description of her relationship with her two daughters is poignant as she explains that she needed to stop "helping" them so much; they had to learn and make mistakes for themselves. Lee's most helpful piece of advice is her "Do, Delegate, or Dismiss" plan for getting through daily tasks, which she lays out in detail. She also defines three types of women--the Driver (planner, predictor, group leader), the Devoter (caring, generous, loyal, zealously doting), and the Darling (rule follower, detail minded, self-controlled)--and dedicates chapters to each group. Lee's book of advice and encouragements will appeal to Christian women who feel overburdened by a hectic life.--Publishers Weekly