‘”…learn from me…and you will find rest for your souls.”‘ Matthew 11:29
You’ll notice that unlike us, Jesus didn’t suffer from the fear of failure. That’s because He never entertained the thought that He couldn’t do something His Father had already assured Him He could. And He didn’t suffer from a fear of lack either. Even though He lived a simple life He was responsible for supporting Himself and a team of others. How did He do it? He prayed a lot, and stayed in sync with His heavenly Father. Consequently He knew how to catch fish when they weren’t biting, or find tax money in a fish’s mouth when He needed it (yes, Jesus paid His taxes!). Now God may not provide for you in similar fashion, but He’s promised to take care of you (1 Peter 5:7). Today Jesus is saying to you, ‘”Come to me…learn from me…and you will find rest for your souls [emotions and mind]…”‘ (v.28-29) Stress is brought on by our need to know everything ahead of time; to be in control. Even after we pray and supposedly turn the situation over to God, we develop a ‘backup plan’ in case He doesn’t handle things the way we think He should. Do you do that? You don’t put your money into a bank then stay awake all night worrying about it, do you? Have at least that much confidence in God. Each time you begin the downward spiral of ‘How? What? When? Where?’ stop and give it back to God. Not the little God of your understanding, but the big God whose track record speaks for itself, whose faithfulness never fails, and who has earned the right to ask you, ‘”Is any thing too hard for [me]?…”‘ (Genesis 18:14). In other words; learn how to live like Jesus.
….I’m learning to get over my Cinderella moments, I frantically soughgt his cel number, then I sent him a string of messages over the weekend that was Easter…I kicked myself for it, you don’t know the half!
I chose to bite the bullet by asking whether he was spoken for, to which he sent a smiley, doesn’t really answer my question, which was why I have decided to get my feet off the clouds and onto the hard cold ground we call earth.
So no back-up lan to try and make things work in my favour. Would have been nice for them to work in the way I’d hoped they would….however, I’m the lady here, and it was a faux-pax on my part getting his number and contacting him first. Call me old fashioned or whatever else you’d like…
I’m over the string of questions that begin with ‘What?’ , ‘When?’ , ‘How?’ …and my anxieties surrounding what it will be like the next time we meet. Will we dance together? Will he even approach me? Will I decline his request to dance to those Cinderella tunes? … So I gathered my working faculties and apologised for being so assuming with him by sending all those txt msgs and vowed not to let it happen again. I am breathing easy now
I’ll be okay, still fine, single, and in love with The Maker who’s got my back so hard, I’ll come out of this one smelling like a rose,
till next time,
easy does it 🙂