Working On Not Worrying
For those that attended our meeting yesterday, you will appreciate the following. Messages related to worry or anxiety seem to be showing up for many of us. From our discussion we agreed that:
1) We can trust God and should go to Him first when worry or anxiety show up.
2) We should have friends that we can go to for comfort and good advice.
3) We should have a coach for many areas of our life: Life Coach, Health Coach, Professional Coach.
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WORKING ON NOT WORRYING
Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life... (Matthew 6:25)
Layoffs. They happen. And when they happen, it's scary stuff. When my freelance writing contract was up for renewal this year, believe me, I was sweating it, too. We get used to having those paychecks show up every two weeks because they help us pay those bills that show up every month, right? It's only natural to be concerned when people are cleaning out their desks all around you. But don't worry.
Worry never changed a thing. When I was waiting to hear whether I'd be "rehired" by my company, my husband said the most comforting thing to me. He said, "Honey, that company is not your source. God is your source." Such wisdom from such a cutie! He's right.
No matter what is going on all around you; no matter how many people are packing up their offices; no matter what state the economy is in; no matter how many pink slips are circulating; no matter what - God is your source. Philippians 4:19 (NLT) says, "And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus." So don't worry. God is still on the throne, and heaven's economy is just fine!
A WORK PRAYER
Lord, I know you tell me to not worry, but it's hard not to. It's in my nature to worry when circumstances make financial security look shaky. Help me to depend only on You, not on my company or my own abilities. Lord, I trust You with my job and my finances and give them over to You. Amen.