Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wisdom for Wednesday - Fretting

Hi there! I almost forgot it was my turn for the wisdom post (Kristi and I take turns). Too much unstructured summer relaxation, I guess. No worries...I had the perfect quote in mind. Take a look:
 
 
 
I don't know about you, but I had to read that again...and again. Then I had to admit how true it is! Ouch!
 
Fretting (or worrying) really does stem from me wanting to get my own way. For example, the last thing I was "fretting" about was our horse, Cosmo. My way was that the horse would be fine, and we would not have to tell Harley it was time to put him down. Thankfully, that is how it ended up (for now), but fretting about it certainly didn't help anything.
 
I don't think I am a 'worry-wart,' but there are times when I start to worry. After reading this quote, I can see that those times are fueled by my determination to get my way. When I worry about my family, it is always because I want them to be fine and everything to turn out okay. As for school, I will sometimes worry about getting things done so that all will run smoothly. Or maybe I will worry about a situation with parents because in the end, I want them to like me and feel like I'm doing what is best for their child.
 
The reality of it is that things are not always going to go my way and fretting doesn't help my situation. It only causes me to feel anxious and perhaps lose sleep! Please tell me I'm not alone here.
 
But what good is that? Why not leave it with the Lord?
 
Here's one of my favorite verses...and I think I need to remember it even more after realizing what causes me to worry and fret!
 
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
I Peter 5:8
 
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Have a blessed day!


P.S. I'm super excited!! Just ordered a planner from Plum Paper Designs...and I'm loving Jamberry nails (and I only have one sample nail done on each hand)! I'll show off both sometime, I'm sure. :-)

6 comments:

  1. I love the quote. I, too, had to read it again and again. I do worry. And I shouldn't. It does nothing. Thanks for the post!
    Em
    Curious Firsties

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    1. I know, Em. It is hard sometimes not to let worry take hold, but I'm hoping this will help me remember!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking time to comment.

      Crystal

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  2. I agree. We have to leave things with the Lord. He has bigger and more enduring plans than we could ever imagine.

    ~Michael
    The Color of Sound

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    1. Amen! Love the use of enduring plans. So true!

      Crystal

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  3. Ooh, so so good. And don't we all like to get our own way when we know that God's got it under control? Must work on this. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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