so, in the bible it says something about a man never adding a day to his life by worrying…. I’ve officially decided that The Bible(God) has the best philosophy on life.
I know, kind of a silly decision to come to cause, come on, no duh God has the best philosophy on life. He CREATED it! Well, along with God’s view on sex, drugs, lying, adultery, stealing, pride, the blueprints for a giant ark, and the composition of the human body, I believe that God knew what he was talking about when he told us not to worry. He wants us to live long lives and to prosper in the land that he gives us. That means that the commands he gives us is not for his benefit, but for ours.
Worrying creates stress. Stress causes your body to not function to full potential. Your body not functioning to full potential means health complications. Health complications sooner or later means death. God knew what he was doing.
Currently I’m all stressed out about lots of things. God, church, school, stupid boys, nice boys, “Don’t even think about it” boys, friend tension, did I mention school? Oh and the boys at school too? Holy cow, Show Choir, The future, My busy schedule, self esteem(yes I suffer too), gaining and losing all my weight(grrr, still haven’t gained back those sickness pounds!)….
Basically I want to know where I fit in the big picture. But the wonderful thing about God is that he painted the big picture and he knows every single minuscule detail. He knows where I belong. And if I can just trust him and follow his ways, I can close my eyes and never have to worry again….
But I’m not going to claim to know what God has planned for my life. I’m not going to claim to know what God wants me to do in every situation, because frankly, I haven’t any more clue then your average Christian. Life isn’t all black and white. There’s a whole heck of a lot of grey space where you’ve just got to relax and allow yourself to trust God and those in authority over you and your wisers and betters…. and trust God.
did I mention trusting God?
Yeah, there’s gotta be a lot of trust in God.
Frankly, I don’t know where I’m headed and there are a lot of people and things in my life where I don’t know where I’m going with it, but I know that God has a master plan and if I follow his lead I’ll make it to where he wants me to be. That’s really all I have to say for myself. I’m not wise, but I do have connection to a treasure trove of knowledge. Thank God for God…..
The words that comforted me when I was uber-stressing last week:
Then in fellowship sweet
we will sit at His feet,
or we’ll walk by His side in the way;
what He says we will do,
where He sends we will go;
never fear, only trust and obey.
As I wrote in my journal: “The knack is simply to rest your hand in Christ’s and follow His lead, trusting that He’ll equip you for every task He calls you to.” Or in your case, He’ll lead you THROUGH every situation He leads you INTO.
Love you, babe.