Control, when used properly is good. It is when we try to control everything around us that it is sinful.
The Bible talks about self-control: Proverbs 25:28: Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control. Lacking self control is bad. But does that mean that we are supposed to control everything? I can only control how I respond to a certain situation.
One of the ways I try to control everything is being organized. There is nothing wrong with being organized, I just tend to take it to an extreme. It is not enough that my files are color-coded and alphabetized but then I try to subdivide my folders creating a folder for every topic. If I paid the bill the bill and the proof were separate but all in one larger folder.
In my kitchen, I pre-portion for lunches but then I wanted to do it for all the meals. The packaging alone was a nightmare not to mention the cupboard space and of course I wanted to color code everything. It wasn’t enough to give things a particular place, I wanted different colors. I was failing at being an organizer because I wanted to be the greatest organizer ever.
Self-control is the control that keeps us out of trouble. When temptation strikes, say a warm fudge brownie topped with ice cream is handed to me. It is so big that it could serve six or more people; self-control keeps me out of diabetic shock.