The Scripture has a lot to say about healthy ways of being in relationship with self, others and God...
Matthew 23:8-10 (MSG)
Don’t let people do that to you, put you on a pedestal like that. You all have a single Teacher, and you are all classmates. Don’t set people up as experts over your life, letting them tell you what to do. Save that authority for God; let him tell you what to do. No one else should carry the title of ‘Father’; you have only one Father, and he’s in heaven. And don’t let people maneuver you into taking charge of them. There is only one Life-Leader for you and them—Christ.
•What did you hear as you listened?
•What stood out to you?
•What is the feeling you have as you sit with these words?
•Are you aware of the “hold” another might have over your life?
•Do you try to be in control of someone else?
•Are you free to have your own thoughts, emotions, and choices?
•Are you aware of inner desire to have Christ lead your life?
•Have a conversation with your Abba Father about what you heard.