“Some things don’t need to be handled. They need to be unhandled. Nothing requires more self-control than withdrawing the attempt to control.” – Beth Moore
“Let Him have all your worries and cares, for He is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.” 1 Peter 5:7
How often do you give everything to God, but in the next moment you are worrying about it again? You take it back because you feel you have to maintain control over it. I do. Life happens. There are things that we HAVE to do: like taking items out of the oven before they burn, putting gas in our car before it runs out, keeping up with our finances so you can go on a trip or buy groceries.
Life happens, right? We have to keep up with it, the day to day stuff. But I get lost in the simple stuff sometimes. I remember that He is control of every single hair on my head, yet I wonder what tomorrow will bring. I a big picture thinker, a worst case scenario person. This pays off in what I do for a paycheck as people count on me for my detail thinking. I like to be mindful about the smallest detail. But at home, it can become overwhelming. There are days I just want to let it all go, and not think about the details of life. I let them go, and let God deal with them, only a hour or two later to take it all back.
Today, and everyday I need to remind myself to withdraw from the worry.