There is an old Sunday school song that goes through my head whenever I start to really worry…
“Why worry when you can pray?
Trust Jesus, He’ll with you stay.
Don’t be a doubting Thomas,
Rest fully on His promise.
Why worry, worry, worry, worry,
When you can pray!!”
It’s a spontaneous jingle…and it’s true! I catch myself worrying every once in awhile, who doesn’t?? There are times that the worry almost turns into panic. And that is when this song pops into my head. It must be my subconscious reminding me that I have an option. No matter what the worry, I can pray about it. I might not necessarily get an answer right away…but I can let it go. Or sometimes the answer isn’t what we want to hear, but that also is a comfort. It gives guidance to the path we are on. Maybe the fork didn’t go in the direction we wanted, but that doesn’t mean it won’t lead us in His perfect will.
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“Keeping up with the Joneses”, or in this day and age…the Kardashians. We have been programmed to look a certain way, behave a certain way, buy certain things…all to the detriment of our own soul! Whether or not you are a believer…this vicious cycle is still there. When I was 19 years old I had a mad crush on someone, and he happened to like me back! What a thrill. He was a catch! I had no doubt in my mind that this was a match made in heaven…until a chance comment from a friend. She looked at me and said, “I don’t get what he sees in you, you don’t even wear Ralph Lauren!” At that moment my life changed to label reading, binge shopping, insecurity and debt!!! A downward spiral of shopping in places I couldn’t afford and running a constant credit card balance. Obviously this romance of mine didn’t last, but many years of insecurity stemmed from it. What if he didn’t like me because I wasn’t a sharp dresser? Or I didn’t look the way I should have? Twenty years later I still worried about my “labels” and even toyed with the idea of some type of plastic surgery. Continue reading Wants vs Needs