To say October has been a busy and stressful month would be a huge understatement. From hosting another football team, weddings, a baby shower, serving on a planning committee for a large women’s conference, serving on a board, going through a leadership program and not to forget my 40+ hour workweek, it overwhelms again to think about it or look at my calendar. Add to that things that were not listed on my calendar or to-do list have made it an ever more stressful month. My grandparents’ health is failing. My grandmother’s sister passed away. Friends of mine have lost loved ones in tragic ways. My husband is adjusting to a new job. We’ve had a lot of changes in our management staff at work and the demands are ever increasing there. It has been a little much. I am sure I have not been the most pleasant person to my husband and co-workers and my friends are probably about to fill out a missing person report on me.
But yet through this entire month, God has been changing my prospective. He has changed my prospective on large and small things. (I hope to have more time to share all the ways my prospective has been changed.) He has been doing this in many different ways. He even used Facebook and YouTube today. Yes, I believe God can use these things to grab our attention. A fb “friend” posted a link to a YouTube video. Normally I would never click on it but I had a few moments to kill during lunch. It was this video.
Here I was home for lunch and taking a break from a stressful day at the office where tension is extremely high and my mind is on my grandmother who just lost her twin sister. And God uses this ordinary moment and this video online to remind me to stop listening and focusing to all the negativity. I am reminded that I need to focus on the Voice of the Truth (Jesus) because it really does tell me a different story. The Voice of Truth personally tells me to not worry because this is ALL part of His plan. I have no reason to be anxious about anything because He is there with me in every step.
“Come to me, all of you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”- Matthew 11:28
“Do not withhold your mercy on me, O Lord; may your love and truth always protect me.” – Psalm 40:11
“Surly God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid….” – Isaiah 12:2
“So we say with confidence, the Lord is my helper. I will not afraid.” – Hebrews 13:6