I must confess; sometimes, I am a worrier. But looking at this picture of the beautiful Texas bluebonnets brings me peace. It reminds me to be still and take in the power and glory of my Father. So many things in life are beyond our control but seeing the brilliant art that He provides us every day is a blessing beyond words.
Are you really good at worrying? Do you excel at thinking about things until you think you’ve found a solution at hand? Does paranoia creep into your thoughts? Do you stay up at night worrying about all the what-ifs? Does worry even make you sick?
If this describes you, I ask you, think about these preoccupations. What has grabbed your attention? What is keeping you awake at night? What kinds of things are making you stress out to the point of sickness?
There have been times in my life that worry takes hold and I’m crippled by it. I lay awake at night fruitlessly trying to solve all the problems of the world. When I do this, it’s usually only for a short time because I eventually realize that I’m not really in control and whatever plan I’m able to devise is far inferior to what God has planned. My small mind cannot even begin to comprehend the whys and hows of what lies ahead. So I continue on my journey to “Let Go and Let God”.
I have found that one of the ways I’m able to let go is to ask myself if whatever has me upset, worried, and agitated will still matter in one year. If the answer is “no”, then that tells me that it must not really be that important. That one simple question tends to eliminate a great deal of what is struggling to dominate my thoughts.
I know that sometimes things that really don’t matter in the “big picture” can get us worked into a frenzy. When that happens we lose sight of where we are going and what our intentions are. It may even sabotage our efforts to be productive and kindhearted.
If we focus on what matters most and what will still matter many years from now such as; God, grace, love, health, family, joy, and charity, then we can quickly realize that little things that prey on us need to be let go. So I encourage you; Let Go, Let God and look around and be thankful for all that you are blessed with. His will be done.
Don’t worry ‘bout a thing, ‘cause every little thing gonna be alright.
~ Bob Marley