“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.”
i’m a worrier. a great, big, obnoxious worrier. it runs in my family, but i can’t use that as an excuse. sometimes it will be something small, but in my head i dwell on it and dwell on it, fretting, biting my nails until it becomes huge and nagging. it makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it. i become obsessed. the “what if?”s consume me and i withdraw. i panic. i worry about whether i’ll get everything i’m convinced i need to get done done, i worry about what i want to accomplish, i worry about what i want to be, i worry about what i’m not.
i’m so thankful for jarrett. he sees right through me and tells me what exactly he’s seeing.
“the housework, the job, all that…it’s secondary. that’s not what your first priority is.”
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”
just slap me in the face, why don’t ya? gosh, Jesus. getting a little personal there.