Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Hello, my name is Abby and I'm a worrier.

     Well folks, these days have been cuh-razy.  I have at least three posts on the chopping block at the moment, but I haven't had a chance to finish them.  Just to give you a glimpse of the insanity, I started working rather unexpectedly last week, and I haven't had much time to catch my breath.  But more about that later.
     Today I just wanted to share some verses with you.  I'm pretty sure these are going to become my new life verses.  Just for curiosity's sake, my old life verse was 2 Timothy 1:7.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, love, and of self-discipline.
That verse was very fitting for the past several years of my life, but now I feel that I've mostly moved past my timidity and onto different issues (hooray! haha).  Ok, without further ado, my new, improved, and longer life verses:
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
 -Matthew 6:25-34 (emphasis added)
AMEN TO THAT!  These verses are like a welcome kick in the rear-end for me.  Comment with your life verse, if you have one.  Did anyone's change like mine?


  1. I needed that Timothy verse...I know I can be rather obnoxious & mouthy, but I really am quite timid & anxious...

  2. Yeah, I used to have major issues with timidity. Making friends used to be really hard because of it. A friend of mine showed me that verse back in high school and it quickly became my life verse. Thankfully God has helped me grow out of a lot of my timidity, and college/work has taught me how to talk to new people. It's amazing how some verses can speak straight to your heart.

  3. It just never seems to get easier for me. I thought my first week at TFC I was going to have a complete mental breakdown. And I just moved to Raleigh on Monday so I get to start it all over again...

    Tonight I almost went to a small group with a friend from when I was home schooled but I passed because I just didn't think I could do it. It was funny because right after I told her a definite "Not tonight" I read your post...

  4. I would say that you should definitely go to the small group! You have no idea how terrified I was go join a small group and meet all those strangers. I almost cried I was freaking out so bad (TMI, but it's true). Now I'm so glad I took that first hard step. God has shown up in huge ways in my life already, and none of it would had happened if I hadn't gotten over myself and joined a group.

  5. I know I have to get over it. I'm planning on trying this Sunday. If I don't then I don't know if I ever will.

    I'm realizing more & more how many trust issues I have...gotta work on that.

  6. Again, not exactly a timely reply but hey, better late than never! For several years now, mine has been Jeremiah 29:11:

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

    For me, it kind of goes along with your worry thing - I worry about a lot of things and this particular verse reminds me that I shouldn't because no matter what, God's plan for me is for my good! I'm going to benefit, no matter what it looks like from this side!