OK – enough of the hard timing about “Pastor doing the blogging.” Remember? We’re the weird couple with some role reversal issues? REMEMBER? HE was the one crying when we dropped our kids off for their first day of Kindergarten and I was the one patting him telling him they’ll be fine? I drive, he rides. I like action adventure movies, he likes romance comedies. He cooks, I clean up after him. It appears some of you have forgotten these things so quickly……
I would say that most of the stuff my honey has blogged has been pretty acurate except that they sound a little….”pastorly”. I, however, am not as determined to stay in that mold, so although I agree with the basic facts of the situation, and I wholeheartedly agree that God is in full control, I’ll have to also say that transition can really, well……..duck. With an “s”. Especially if you let yourself launch into some bouts of worrying. It has been an absolute battle for me to DAILY give my thoughts to the Lord and discipline myself NOT to worry! I know it doesn’t help anything or anyone. It makes my bloodpressure go up, it makes me eat lots of chocolate, snap at my family and not take care of the house like I should. It takes away my ability to see that others are hurting and need help. It robs my sense of right and wrong. It steals my dreams for the future. It makes God seem small. It makes the very Word of God seem like just a book. These are all incredible reasons why worry is so damaging to the person doing it, and to everyone around them. I can’t help my family be the best they can be and impact the Kingdom if I’m depressed because of worry. Now, granted – I have truly been born into a family that has a long generational line of worriers. So – I guess the buck stops here. I either truly believe God is in control, or I don’t.
I think I’ll stick with………drumroll……………….I DO!!! That feels so much better than me running the universe. And to think there were days I really thought it was me doing it! :-) I think one of the things I was personally created to do was to make God have a good laugh here and there. And maybe a couple of you out there as well.
Have a great, worry-free day.
Letting Jesus drive, Adele