So if you know me at all you know that I can’t sit completely still. Since I was a baby I was a rocker. It only got worse over the years. My grandmother always had the best rocking chair and I would go right to it whenever I was at her house and sit there for hours. As a teen in my own house I would sit in the dark in the rocking chair and listen to music or talk to my friends on the phone. I dont know why but I still have my favorite spot. The problem with a rocking chair is you feel like your in motion but it never gets you anywhere.
My mind does this….If I let it go it will just spin out of control and I end up in my rocking chair with a mind full of anxiety and thoughts that do nothing but hinder my actual movement and keep me stuck in the same place.
I worry…anxiety as a teen and young mother was prevelant in my life. I would worry about everything. Sometimes I wonder if that is where my sleep problems started.
As I have gotten older and more mature intellectually and spiritually I am able to spot a spiral before I am completely out of control. One of the stories in the bible that helped me so much was SHADRACH MESHACH and OBENDIGO. They were told they had to bow before the king or be thrown into the fiery furnace and thier response was so epic.
“… If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up (Daniel 3:17-18 NKJV).”
They could have worried themselves sick and crumbled but they believed in thier God so much that they knew if he didnt change the king that he would get them out of the furnace. They trusted. But they also ended with BUT IF NOT WE STILL WONT BOW.
I am learning to take God out of the box that I put him and realise there isnt a predicament he cannot solve. Either he will answer my prayer or he will do it HIS way either way I am gonna get through this.
Don’t let the stuff make you forget how big our GOD is. Don’t BOW!!!!