I know worry is a waste of time. I know some of the catch phrases that describe or cover worry, i.e. “Think back, has worrying ever solved a problem for you?” Hey, the answer is obvious, NO!
But my question is, how do you keep that sucker ‘Worry’ from popping up in your head, in the middle of the night or too early in the morning?
I once took Betty’s advice about worry and it worked for a long time. She said at times she had written down the ‘problem’ that needed ‘fixing’, then wrote across the note in red. ‘It is in His hands’. As a matter of fact I just now picked it up and read it again. The note stays right here within a few inches from my fingertips.
Of course I say it is not worry. Not worry, just trying to figure a way “I” can do something to fix it. One day it will sink into my head I might can fix a car, an engine, a jack, an outlet, a light fixture, a tire BUT no one can ‘fix’ another human unless they are ready to be ‘FIXED’ or are ready to change on their own.
How many dads and moms would have ‘fixed’ (straightened out) their son or daughter who is in jail for murder or bank robbery, if they could have? Most parents want their children to find the right paths, but when they ignore the ‘detour’ signs they get stuck, and then all the ‘worry’ in the world won’t fix it.
So, right now, thanks to my friend Betty (A Bench With a View) out in Arizona I feel much better than I did when I started this entry. THANKS LADY! I might backslide, but hopefully I was even worrying for nothing anyway!
It is human nature to worry I guess. It seems when everything is going well, if we are not careful, we will find something to worry about. One of Sister Shirl’s sayings is, “I will worry about that for five minutes for you.”
So since for right now, I am worry free, if you need me to worry about something for you for five minutes, I have the time.
Now that is cool, a '47 Buick with matching trailer!