I cannot fix or control anyone else.
One of my weaknesses is trying to fix people. I think I know what everyone else should do, but often have no idea what I should do. I am learning to focus on myself and to think through things and make decisions for myself.
I really do not know what is best for someone else. Thinking that I know what is best for another person is just another way I show my own illogical thinking of trying to control the uncontrollable – other people, places and things. When I go to support groups I am around many people that have lots of problems and live in various circumstances. I can help others by letting them talk things through and by sharing my own experience, faith and hope. I am not helping when I tell another person what they should do or say or how they should feel. I am falling back into my own weaknesses.
I need to remember to allow others the freedom and joy of learning, growing and thinking through and solving their own problems. I am learning to take responsibility for my own life and I can allow others the same privilege.