Worrying stinks! I tend to go with the flow, be laid back, and then BAM!! I start to stress out and worry about pretty much everything.
A lot of it is about my appearance and how I look, but also my attitude. I worry that I accidentally said something with a bad attitude or made the wrong decision. It just bugs me that I work hard to be a strong, Godly young woman and then all of a sudden I feel like I let God down with my actions.
Worry is overwhelming. When I worry I look at how I handled my actions, did I talk back, did I say something in a rude tone but not mean it? Then I ask myself if I prayed for peace and patience. If not, I worry about my relationship with God.
“Crap I did it agian!!! Schuyler, stop!!” Why do I still go back to worrying? I don’t know. But then I see that my mind and heart are human and not God’s heart and mind. He is perfect, I’m not.
So what did he give me to remind myself of his perfection? THE BIBLE!!!!! Yep, I go there to ease my mind from my worry because it’s too darn perfect.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6 Simple.
“Hey God, I’m stressing out down here. I love you lots, please help me cause I’m a wimp and you’re not. Your strength, patience and peace is all I need right now.”
I meditate in those simple verses and prayers and I feel great afterwards!