Picking up from where we left off last blog post (for those that have not read the previous post, please be sure to go back and read so that you may follow along)…let me tell you a little something about worry. Worry is another word for Anxiety. Anxiety is excessive concern in something that brings on an emotional state. It can also come in the form of reasoning or continuously defending, justifying actions. Reasoning can be always trying to figure out something, always wanting to fix personal situations of self or others. When we operate in these things it can bring on confusion. When we are confused, we can experience a loss of clarity which in turn makes us vulnerable and highly susceptible to manipulation and deception.
Hey friends, how many of you are feeling challenged by priorities and obligations? I know we have talked about time management before and how to best use the time you have, however, I’d like to expand on priorities.
Why are priorities important? Priorities allow you to not only manage and balance your time, but they help you stay focused on what’s most important.
Remember, you are not all things to all people nor should you be. If this is you and you feel you have to fix, correct, and be there for everyone, this is false burden bearing; meaning you are carry luggage and other peoples’ burdens on your shoulders and it’s weighing you down! First, I must add false responsibility will never get you ahead. In order to even prioritize, I encourage you to give those roles back to those that you took it from and guide and direct others to individuals that can either assist them or to resources that will guide them accordingly. We must not fish for others, but teach them how to fish and be self-sufficient; this means taking care of you and modeling a healthy relationship and lifestyle and working on your own to be the best you can be!
The moment you fall to our to your knees and you look to heaven above, you can no longer do this so-called ‘life’ on your own; certainly not on your own strength. This is a definitive decision making moment. One of two choices must be decided upon, to work in your own strength which has landed us here in misery, insanity, with an end that only leads to death and destruction, OR to make the decision to surrender and to let the Lord our God carry you.
What does it mean to let God carry you? First, it means surrendering yourself to Him. This means you rest and acknowledge that He is and He has your every care. This is your turn to let go and acknowledge that you trust Him enough to care for your needs. He already knows exactly what you need, but He will not do so without your permission. You have the ultimate choice. When you choose Him not only do you surrender your ways, but you also surrender your thoughts. You make a choice to leave all anxiousness with Him. Your thoughts now become His thoughts and you are allowing Him to do a work in your life. You also give Him the authority to work it out for good in His timing, not your own.