Wednesday, June 22, 2011

i'm workin' on it

ahaha (admit it, ya chuckled)

Like this ad, I will choose to stay on the sunny side of stress.

Just last night I quoted Phil. 4:4 on this blog; today, while reading Crazy Love it popped up again. coincidence? I think not.

I'm also not gonna try to say it better than Francis Chan, because, he literally wrote the book:

"Rejoice! You'll notice that it doesn't end with, 'unless you're doing something extremely important.' No, it's a command for all of us that follows, 'Do not be anxious about anything'."

"In other words, [when I'm consumed with my problems] that I have the "right" to disobey God because of the magnitude of my responsibilities. Worry implies that we don't quite trust that God is big enough, powerful enough, or loving enough to take care of what's happening in our lives. Stress says that the things we are involved in are important enough to merit our impatience, our lack of grace toward others, or our tight grip of control. BASICALLY, these two behaviors [worry and stress, for those of you that missed it] communicate that it's okay to sin and not trust God because the stuff in my life is somehow exceptional."

OK, OK... see what I mean about God guiding even the most stubborn of individuals down His desired path? Twice in less than 12 hours God has put Phil. 4:4-7 smack dab in front of me. Think He wants me to let it go? Alright, Alright. Even I get it. I've GOT to let go and let God.

Just so we're clear: This is me, letting down my walls one inch at a time (slow and steady wins the race, right?), picking up my Bible and following God.

I'm instantly reminded of the song lyrics, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Weellllll, no offense to the author, but in my experience it's been a little different. God never promises to illuminate the entire path. Oh contraire mon amie. He only promises to show you which step to take next. Which, more often than not, is when the step you're currently on is seconds away from collapsing from underneath you, but somehow you always manage to jump just in the nick of time. Funny, huh? how things work out.. nah, I like the fact that none of my life is coincidental. Even if I haven't got the faintest idea of what the heck I'm doing, God does. I've just gotta stop being so dadgum stubborn. As my fratty sistas of the 99th pledge class of Alpha Dee say, "I'm workin' on it.."


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