I have so much swirling in my head. There are so many things I am grateful for, that when I dwell on them, I’m about ready to burst with joy. I feel like I’m enjoying something kind of forbidden, by the world’s standards anyway. I remember this old saying that goes something like, “Don’t be so heavenly minded that you’re no earthly good.” I admit that I’ve heard that a few times in my life. I’ve even been accused of not taking things in life seriously enough, as if worrying actually helps and is productive. Here’s what Colossians 3:2 says, Think about the things of Heaven, not the things of earth. See, God has something different to say about our earthly “wisdom”, 1 Cor. 3:19 says the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God. In Philippians 4:8, it says that we should fix our minds on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and admirable. It says to think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
The question becomes, who are you going to trust, believe and go with? I choose God, hands down. Considering my problems and things gone wrong in my life or in the world at large, just doesn’t do it for me. I love that I can go to the Problem Solver, the One who is never without strategies, answers and options for me to consider and walk out. I’m excited beyond measure to even have some of the “problems” I now have as I can’t wait to see what my Abba will do with them as I literally rest and trust in Him.
When my daughter and I revamped our herbal business, we prayed. One verse that is at the heart of how we have decided to move forward with our business is Romans 13:8- Owe nothing to anyone-except for your obligation to love one another. So, no debt. Not a penny. The “wisdom” of this world says, “it takes money to make money” and most businesses start with a loan of some sort in order to get going. Since we see otherwise in the Word, and know real life examples of people who have chosen God’s way, we decided to do the same and it has been amazing.
We have a few small monthly expenses with our company. One night as I was going to bed, I remembered that our account balance was dangerously low and bills would be coming out soon. As I lay in bed, I said, “Ok, Abba, the account is low and we have no orders. You know what we need so I thank you for taking care of it. I’m going to sleep.” The next day we got an order from a stranger and two family members. Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Ha!! As I read what I just typed, I realize I straight up Philippians 4:6-7thd that “problem”. (I know there is no 7thd, lol.) I chose to not worry, I didn’t even start screaming to the masses, “Discount! Sale!”. I simply talked to my Abba about it, thanked Him in advance for working it out, and you can’t tell me I didn’t have peace, I went straight to sleep, haha!!
I love that we truly do have options when it comes to where we put our faith/trust. I have practiced worrying and it was never fun. In fact, every time an issue was worked out, it felt a bit silly to have worried so much to begin with. After all, every single issue I have been faced with, has been taken care of, one way or another. My odds are amazing, as 100% of what I’ve faced that made me think I’d just die, I lived right on through in the end.
So while I watch some of my friends on Facebook, posting in desperation about how they are so freaked out about our upcoming election, I’m smiling and thanking God for giving me insight on who He has ordained to be in office. I’ve decided to go with that and rest. Some of my friends have seemed to become straight toddlers, posting their, “Just unfriend me if you’re voting for X!” or “Anyone voting for X, explain why!”as if it is their business. These dear ones, I am praying for. I see past the childish behavior and see that they are worried and in fear of what may or may not happen a few whole weeks from now. What a way to live. My prayer is that every believer learns to truly trust in the Lord with all their heart. He is faithful and so very trustworthy. He has proven it time and time again. We must believe Him.