Just a couple of days of setting aside all those worries have done me wonders. I’m taking that advice to “just live,” and I’ve been free to study, work, plan, and sunbathe.
“In your life expect some trouble
But when you worry You make it double
Don’t worry, be happy” –One-hit Wonder
Trying to control things over which I have no control is …um… stupid. No wonder I was spinning my wheels. One in front of the other is all I can do. Worrying puts you into a scary zone; but it’s easy to be brave from a safe distance.
What folks were telling me is proving true: it’s not good to be concerned over things that can’t be changed: it’s debilitating, and the things that are important get put on the back burner. Until I consciously decided to quit my practice of “recycle and rehash,” I didn’t realize how ineffective I was becoming—in very short order.
When we try to “play God,” we lose every time.
I’m just thankful for people who care enough to direct me toward my happy place. I think that’s a blessing from God—friends and family to catch us when we’re falling, and steer us back onto the good path.
My son, if you receive my words, And treasure my commands within you,
So that you incline your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;
Yes, if you cry out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding,
If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Then you will understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;
He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly;
He guards the paths of justice, And preserves the way of His saints.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.