Saturday, March 03, 2007


People fret. When things aren't going well, worry can dominate. When things are going well, concern whispers as to what might go wrong. I was raised to be a great worrier. Involved in this development was an innate need to control. If I could control circumstances and people, I wouldn't need to fret over as much. Yet, being in control of an entire community can be a rigorous responsibility for a third grader.

Through the nature of Jesus, I've learned to let go and relax. It's been a major awakening in my life. Psalm 46:10, Be still and know I am God means let go and relax. Some of the stern characteristics of the church in my earlier days provided many things; but nothing came close to training to letting go and relaxing. Few were chosen and, in listening to others, it was doubtful the few would be as many as God had hoped.

Things go wrong up to and into death. Such is a process of living. Quit worrying. He said it...not me. Everything will work out all right...He said it...not me. Relaxing is a signal to Him we trust Him. I love Romans 9:16. It isn't up to man to arrange and coerce things into being. Nor is it up to man to run the show. It's up to God. He said it...not me.

Yesterday I paid $2.39 for a gallon of gasoline. We keep going 10 cents forward and 2 cents back. How can I complain? Most in this world have never ridden in a car!

I have many directions tugging at my mind right now because we have the workshop coming this week I've worked on '08s and slightly on '09s. Next year the fairgrounds is tearing down three (three out of the six) of our classroom facilities: the Exchange Center, the Trade Center, and the Cafeteria. What am I going to do?

Ah, that's really easy. I going to see what God is going to do. It's not up to me to make this work. He'll figure it and will lead me to conversations and ideas which....WILL WORK JUST RIGHT. Wait and see. It's a done deal.

I know you have stresses. I don't deny it. A stress you don't need and He doesn't want you to possess is fret, worry, and concern. He's got everything under control. And yes, there will be boo-boos and upsets along the way. And what will we do with that? We will go to school and learn from God how He would lead us to rework the puzzle.


Danna said...

You were right: I love it! And of course, I needed to hear it! :o) Thank you for being you!

Love you!

Liz Moore said...

I don't worry near as much as I used to. It took me a long time to realize that no matter what, I was not in control. He was! And oh how much better things seems to work out when I remember that. There is a saying that you see in lots of places, Let go and Let God. It's so true. We can't let God if we don't give up control to Him. Thanks for the reminder! Love you!