Monday, August 08, 2005

Do You Worry?

For the analysts out there: Our tendancy to "overdo" becomes an encomberance that looks like a blessing. I'll show you what I mean. A task clearing the dining room table, for instance, becomes a "let's see what else we can clear..." so we do the counters, side tables, coffee table, floors, and that's all well and good, but we end up spent. When taken to the extreme, that is, if we overdo the overdoing - before we do it - we become panicked to paralyzation. We are not able to accomplish anything. And the emotional response then would be anger -especially if there's someone pushing you to do more. The others could be feelings of uselessness, an "I don't care" attitude, or maybe you would end up in tears. No matter your situation, there's a spiritual lesson that can be drawn from this.

To analyze can often lead to worrying excessively. In both cases the "doing" or the "sitting" can be problematic, because ultimately we want to get our eyes on things above, on Christ. Prayer does that. Prayer that just has you crying "help" is enough - God meets you there. It should never be forced. Even if you don't say anything to God, but you get your gaze on Him. That's all. That is enough. Try it!

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