By “The Great One”
I’m a controller and have expectations.
I use control to protect my heart and not be hurt.
I would see my wife not growing or
doing something to my satisfaction.
I would force open a petal a bit to get her growing—
but I would tear that petal.
Many petals got damaged.
When I was done, the rose was destroyed.
She is a rose and if I let God open up that rose in the fullness of time, she will bloom and be beautiful in her own time.
She is a beautiful rose, and if I keep my hands off and let God do his work— the outcome will be perfect.
This is true whether we are talking about a spouse, a prisoner, or a student. Controllers destroy and not build.
Few are able to do a good job if their boss is on their back.