At least for the moment! School is starting on Thursday and I'm gearing up for it, buying a few last books, checking my schedules, looking at syllabi, transferring assignments into my "keep-everything-in-one-place-book" a.k.a. "external brain" a.k.a. planner, working, praying and planning for the small group we're continuing, riding, and trying not to go crazy.
That last task is the most difficult. ;) But today it was like God impressed me, "Hey, you can't even make yourself grow six inches taller by worrying; why don't you give up on a hopeless task and let Me handle all this?"
Oooohhhh yeeahhhh. I remember that...really...
I can plan. And I'm getting pretty good at planning, if I say so myself. But planning alone isn't going to eliminate the stress from my life. And stressed people are not "all there." If I'm stressed out, I'm not
*a good person to live around
*available for other people
*able to listen to God.
What's more, everyone and their dog (and I think I mean that literally!) is stressed these days. I think maybe a great way to witness for God is to have a full life (guided by Him in its content), but not be all worried and hyper-stressed about it. For sure, being that way is something only He can work in us!
So with that inspiring, impossible thought (but remember, God specializes in the impossible!), I am off to get ready for small group tonight. :)