Locus of Control

Like I said on Tuesday, I am regularly reminded of the need to change my attitude rather than my external circumstances, such as my living situation, in order to improve my quality of life. There may be some truth to this, in that I will always take me with me wherever I go. In this sense, having an internal locus of control – a sense that I myself can change my outlook on life, irrespective of external circumstances – may be the more functional choice. But is it true?

Ultimately, whether I change my attitude or I change my circumstances, doesn’t really matter, in that I am the one doing the changing, and in this sense am the one at least apparently in control, when in reality, I’m not. I, being a Christian, believe that God is ultimately in control, but even if He isn’t, control seems to be a rather elusive thing.


This post was written for the Six Sentence Story link-up, for which the prompt word this week is “control”.

12 thoughts on “Locus of Control

    1. I agree with you that it’s a combination of both. Though God is ultimately in control, this doesn’t mean we can or should sit back passively and do nothing about our situation. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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