Special thanks to Family Christian for sponsoring today’s conversation. As always, all thoughts and opinions are all my own.
I used to be a worrier. And a hustler.
Let me explain…
I worried about everything. How the bills would get paid… how my business was doing… how my marriage was going… if we’d be late to our destination… if a child was sick… etc. etc.
The list could go on. I wasn’t the sitting around biting my fingernails type of worrier though. Oh, no… I didn’t have time for all that! I was more of the “hustle my behind off and figure something out without letting the issue leave my mind until I did” type of warrior. The “figure out a back up plan in case the first plan falls through” type.
Eventually though, I found that it would never be enough. The moment that I put out one fire, another would be flaring up just down the road. I was doomed to live in a state of consistent worry until I could solve all the world’s problems, since there would always be something new to fret over.
Then, I had a life changing epiphany….
I wasn’t near as important as I thought I was!!!
I know, I know… surprising, right? (I can see you rolling your eyes in sarcasm through this screen, btw).
But really… I had to sit down and realize that I wasn’t the one that was supposed to fix everything. Neither was my husband. God’s got our back for all of that!
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. – Philippians 4:6 NLT
That’s the message that Max Lucado drives home in the book Glory Days. Max speaks to living out the best of our life as a Christian and enjoying all it entails, rather than wallowing in the depths of guilt, shame, anxiety, or whatever it may be that you struggle with personally. Whatever’s holding you back from living the life that was promised by God.
In the book, the Israelite are used as an example. Their worry and fear kept them on the outskirts of their promised land for decades, rather than stepping up and receiving the gift that God had promised to them.
I was doing just that! Rather than take hold of my Glory Days and trust in God to lead me… I was worrying and trying to take matters into my own hands!
So many of us can say we are guilty of that.
If you find yourself in that same struggle, please know that you aren’t alone. You don’t have to live life consumed by guilt, worry, or any other negativity! You don’t have to wait until the afterlife to be fulfilled.
Start living your glory days TODAY!
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