“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’” – Matthew 6:25-33
I’ve always liked to say I don’t do drama; high maintenance is not for me. I live life unburdened by the trials of over-analyzing. … Or at least that’s what I tell myself.
I’m a liar.
When it really come down to it, I worry just like everyone else. I make problems bigger than they actually are and I think too much about the “what ifs.”
It’s why at times I have to stop and make lists, to break something big and daunting down to the actionable. Like “Baby Steps.” It was my way of taking a deep breath and quantifying what lay ahead.
After a whirlwind summer and with one major item just checked off the list, it’s time to take a look back.
– Recorded music CD (finished product available soon, I promise)
– Traveled approximately 4,400 miles to points West to visit friends and supporters
– Finished my full-time job
– And THIS JUST IN: Sold my house (proof that when God moves, He moves!)
– Finish downsizing and moving out by Aug. 30
– Short internship with SIMUSA media department in Charlotte in September
– Sell my car
– Move to Kenya in October!
It’s funny that we fret and worry, when God provides for us every time. It may not seem like “provision” at first, but it’s there. I cling to that promise.
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – Matthew 6:34