June 11-Over Anxious

June 11-Over Anxious

June 11: Overanxious

 

Scripture Lesson: Luke 12:22-26

 

On this date in 1981, while attempting to break Stan Musial’s National League record for hits, Pete Rose smacked a wicked infield grounder that the official scorer ruled as an error rather than giving the first baseman the historic hit. Amidst the loud booing at Veterans Stadium, fireworks began to go off when an overanxious stadium engineer ignited the planned celebration prematurely. Listening to a walkie-talkie for instructions, the engineer thought he had heard Phils President Bill Giles say” go” when he had really said “no.”

 

In today’s Scripture lesson, Jesus reminds us not to be anxious or to worry. If God takes care of the ravens, and we are more important to God than birds, it stands to reason that God will take care of us. Being anxious about anything will not add a single hour to our lives, so why worry and be anxious? We should have faith in God to know that He will take care of us and of our needs. Walking in faith with Him daily will help us to trust Him more for our needs each day.

  1. What is something you worry about from time to time?

  2. Does worry ever help?

  3. How can we live our lives worry free to show God we believe in Him?

Sometimes it is hard not to be anxious or to worry. Worry never helps us in our problems; it only hurts us. Let’s trust God and believe in Him to meet our needs.

 

 

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Irfan wrote:
First off, you need to be ready. As long as you are mentally preaerpd (as much as possible that is) then you are already on your first step. For the first week, I had to make sure I kept myself busy. No sitting in front of the TV munching on god knows what. Everytime I had a craving I would get up and do something around the house til the craving went away, like cleaning out that junk drawer, going through last years clothes in the back of the closet, etc... After eating, I went on walks or hit the gym. Exercise is definitely one thing that helps to push the urge to smoke back. It also keeps you feeling good about yourself too. Avoid any situations where there are lots of smokers around. No bars/clubs, concerts, etc... DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL!!! Just keep distant for the first week or two. After you get past that initial phase and make it through a few days of being smoke free (and smell free too), you will be able to start to slowly introduce yourself into the same places and situations, but smoke free. You need to challenge yourself eventually by allowing yourself to be around it. If you feel you want to pick one up, keep the distance a little longer. Have someone close to you watch your back. If they see you gravitating towards smoking, give them permission to kick your ass! Having support is definitely a good way to keep you on track. Lastly, don't get discouraged if you mess up once or twice. Just because you slip doesn't mean you can't succeed.

Sun, October 14, 2012 @ 4:34 PM

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