Life is a very, very difficult entity to control, to say the least. The harder the grasp is clenched, the more slippery living becomes. Living in bloom with God and with others requires an artist’s mentality. Sure, a number of basic and necessary plans must be made as one contemplates relationship - just as the artist must make a basic effort to organize her thoughts, tools and oils prior to letting herself “go” as the painting itself unfolds before her. So it is with authentic living and relationship. Life is a canvas which we all choose to decorate. How it is colored is totally up to us. Prepare as you must, biblically speaking. Then allow the picture to unfold through the Holy Spirit before you. Fear will vanish as you experience life’s bloom. Letting go - and letting God - is the first step.