Tuesday, July 25, 2017
These are the questions
I copied this from (in) courage-
I broke it down and rearranged it into a column of questions.
What has God tasked me with for today?
What thanks can I give?
What beauty can I behold?
What grace can I share?
What prayers can I pray?
What injustice can I right?
What forgiveness must I ask?
What bitterness must I confess?
What joy can I feel?
What sorrow can I cast on Him?
Here lately in my life I've felt undone. Overdone.
Completely out of sync with myself.
Anxiety and worry are at the top of my To-Do list every day.
What if? is the question that I drag around with me all day long.
I never seem to find an answer to that question though; only more What if's.
When I read that blog post above it shocked me.
It made me realize that I've been asking myself the wrong question this whole time.
Instead of asking myself What if?, I need to start asking myself the above questions.
Those are the questions I need to be answering, not the unanswerable and scary and unpredictable What if this happens? questions that rattle me and my peace of mind.
So...I'm going to try working on these questions and answers over the next ten days.
1. What has God tasked me with for today?
He's given me two grandchildren to play with and take care of. I will feed them breakfast and comb their hair and take them outside to play in the yard, maybe ride our bikes or take a walk around the block. When the humidity gets to be too much, we'll come back in and eat lunch and watch a movie on Netflix. Maybe we will build a new city using Lego's or play restaurant with the toy kitchen and play food.
My anxiety causes me to have a short fuse and I am tired of being so snappish at them.
Today I will apply this Vow that I found on line-
Here's to peace and vows and living in the present,
Thanks for reading,