Lay it and Leave it…
Sometimes there’s so much happening in life that you get completely overwhelmed. And it’s always when money is tight that everything is due, or that your car breaks down, or you have to replace a tire. Nothing stresses me out more than not being prepared for something financially. But when life is overflowing with stuff, it makes it far worse. I can pretty much handle anything else that abruptly halts our schedule, no matter how serious. But why is it that money makes us crazy?
Its easy to see why money is considered the root of all evil. We are crazy with or without it. And our busyness doesn’t help matters.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Time and again, the Lord has shown me in the deepest ruts of my life, that He WILL provide. I WILL be taken care of. I WILL not die from a little bit of struggle. Whether it be financially or anything else.
BUT it would be a lot easier to keep our faith in check if we could make a few minutes for prayer and petition. When I get stressed and overwhelmed, I hear the little voices on my shoulders, one telling me that God will provide, the other egging on my panic. Luckily Panic isn’t as convincing. Not for me anyway, but it is for a lot of people. Panic moves in and kick’s her feet up on a recliner. This is Satan trying to bug our communication lines to the Lord. Trying to disconnect us.
This is when we need to regroup. Clear our minds, and give it to God. Flick Panic off our shoulders and dust it off.
Lay it and leave it.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
This week a lot of us have had some very trying days- at work, at home, financially, mentally, health-wise… and since we are not in control of any of this, we have to pray for each other, and leave it be.
He will provide.
30 day challenge – read more in thehit repeat again previous blog…
1. Write down a list of things you need to pray for
- This is not a wish list
- Try not to just make them all about you
- Keep the list small and purposeful
2. Spend at least 30 minutes in uninterrupted prayer
- A scheduled time not just throughout the day
- Ideas: 30 minute drive to work, actually getting up early, skipping a tv show, praying before bed
3. Read at least one scripture passage a day
- Pick a book of the Bible and read a passage each day
- Follow our blog for daily scripture
4. And if you fail one day out of 30 –HIT REPEAT AGAIN!