“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Phil 4:6-7
Anybody ever made a big mess out of a tiny drop? Ever made a mountain out of a mole hill? How about make something simple into something really complicated? Or get yourself so worked up about a situation you made yourself sick? Yup, I have been there done that LOTS of times and I am sure all of us could share some stories. Do you ever wonder if we often cause our own chaos?
Perhaps the situations we are facing start out simple and then we choose to pick a million different endings for it and then pick the worst one of the bunch to dwell on. I often do this related to work. I always think the worst even when I am a positive person and then the worst actually comes when I least expect it and it turns out to be not so bad. Sometimes we do this in emergency situations. I remember one time my son was only 2 or 3 years old and we shut both hands in the trunk of a race car. In sheer panic we picked the screaming child up, threw him in the back of the car and raced off to the hospital only to discover him giggling as we got closer to the hospital. In our minds we had a son with several broken bones in his hands when in reality there was not a single injury, just a reaction to us over reacting.
We can so often find ourselves worried to the point of almost death about things when if we would only stand back and breathe, we would prevent ourselves from creating our own chaos. Why are we so quick to assume the worst in most situations? Perhaps because of our childhoods or how we learned to react in certain circumstances. Maybe it is just our own insecurities at work playing the work of the enemy to stress us out or steer us in the wrong direction.
As for me, I have to stop pressing the panic button and turn it all over to God. I have to trust that He is and will always be in control of every situation I get myself into. I have to stop, breathe and let go. I have to come to the realization that sometimes things just happen and often for a reason beyond my understanding. I have to trust in the Lord will all that I am, knowing that He has this all figured out already. We have to allow the Light to shine over the darkness so that we may be filled with joy and contentment.
Are you creating your own chaos? Is it time to let it all go and begin to trust God completely? He started a good work in you and He will see it through to completion.