Go! {and don’t worry}

January 23, 2012

Happy Monday morning friends!

We don’t have school today, so we are lazing around. Well, I should say the kiddos are lazing around. I have a hard time lazing. It’s not in my DNA to laze. I’m working on the laundry, dinner for tonight, and painting some sweet canvas art pieces. And I’m listening to Pandora playing The Civil Wars station on my computer.

Outside it’s a snowy, slushy mess, so we aren’t going anywhere today. Which is my favorite thing to do. Not go anywhere. I love the cozy house on a cold wintery Monday.

Recently, I’ve had a lot of worries on my mind. Some big and some really small and dumb. But you know how it is, there are always things that need to be done, financial worries, relationship issues, sickness, stress about the kids….there’s always something.

And what I’ve been learning about the annoying thing called “worry” is this: DON’T DO IT.

Yes, it’s a command. By God. This is what He says to us (Message Bible):

Don’t fret or worry.
Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.
Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.” Phil. 4:6-7

And here’s a practical thing I’ve been doing when I start to worry. First of all, pray.

Then focus on the present. Focus on today. It won’t help to think about how I’m going to get through the next week or the next month. Take things a day at a time.

If you are going through a hard time, I encourage you (and me) that you will get through it. You will. Don’t worry about tomorrow. God knows what you will need tomorrow. And he has supplied everything you need today.

Trust Him. And remember that He is by your side every step of the way. You can do it. You’ll mess up sometimes, but that’s ok. You are still precious, unique, and loved. 

Now GO! And live an amazing life!

{The art in this post is a custom sign that I created out of a barn door for a client.}

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