Monday, May 19, 2014

Best advice of the day - right here!

It’s so easy for girls like me to get ahead of myself.  I have a sweet friend who is a lot like me and she WAS me this morning.  Poor girl.  I love her like crazy, but sometimes she reminds me so much of ME that I have a little freak out when we talk.  Like this morning.
She was telling me about a situation in her life where she already had all of the possible scenarios played out in her head.  She had tried this or that tactic in the past to make things better and the results were never in her favor.  She knew a change was necessary, but did not see change really happening.   She was a little overwhelmed and was frustrated.  Anybody ever been there before?  Please tell me that my girly friend and I are not the only ones who do this sort of thing.  We predict failure before we even try because it didn’t work in the past. 
Here was my advice to her…
Now isn’t that profound?
But it’s TRUE!!  We get ahead of ourselves and worry about what is down the road when there is so much out of our control.  We think “what ifs” until we are paralyzed and then nothing gets accomplished.  In a nutshell, we worry way too much.  We overthink.  We lose the lesson that God wants to teach us. Focus of the Lord.  Be obedient to Him.  Let Him work.  Trust Him. 
The Bible says this:
 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” – Matthew 6:34
Now isn’t that the TRUTH!?!
Just focus on getting through today.  Tomorrow will bring its own set of new set of problems.  If you don’t think you can get through today, focus on getting through the next hour.  If that’s too much, focus on getting through the next minute.
Problems, challenges, sadness… we all go through it!  Just CALM DOWN (as my son always tells me) and look to the Lord for strength and focus on getting through TODAY.  Then celebrate and be proud of yourself for surviving something yucky for another day with a spoonful of peanut butter or something!       
Really… break it down.  It’s not so bad when you take it ONE DAY AT A TIME.
God will provide enough strength for today.  That’s all you need.  Worry about tomorrow – tomorrow.   

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