You may have seen Roger Clemens appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The chairman of the committee, Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), regrets holding the hearing, The New York Times reported.
"I'm sorry we had the hearing. I regret that we had the hearing. And the only reason we had the hearing was because Roger Clemens and his lawyers insisted on it," Waxman said.
How is it that a baseball player has the control to get a hearing before Congress? Last time I checked, baseball was America’s pastime, not lifeline. Now, I respect baseball, but it is a GAME.
In reality, a baseball player does not have that control unless it is given to him. You know what, we can give away control as well. We can feel forced into a decision by someone who makes us feel guilty, inadequate, defensive, or wrong. So we cave in to what they want. They make us feel like we have to. Their issue is usually not what is right, or the truth, but about control.
Jesus never did that. When someone wanted him to go to a certain city, he didn’t. When someone wanted him to establish his kingdom, he didn’t bow to the pressure. He stayed focused on his mission.
We don’t have to give up control to another person, either. Just because someone wants something from you doesn’t mean you should respond. It doesn’t mean that you should cower to those control freaks that want their way. Just like Henry Waxman, we’ll find that it isn’t just a waste of time, but actually damaging. Stay focused on what is important. Let those freaks work their control magic on someone else.