Author Jo Huddleston

Sweet Southern Romance

Thursday, March 24, 2011

What? Me Worry?

The winner of the signed copy of Bound by Guilt by C.J. Darlington is B.J. Robinson. I’ll email B.J. for her mailing address and get the book to her. Thanks to all of you who left a comment; I love to connect with you.

My anxiety level was over the top. I had a doctor’s appointment—routine, I hoped. I was concerned that they would draw blood or find something wrong and give me a shot. I use the word “concerned,” not “worried” because I diligently try not to worry.

I even thought I would surely get blood drawn, which to me is a fate worse than any injection. But, you know, worrying about things will not change them.

            “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life … Who of you by worrying can add a single hour in his life” –Matthew 6:25, 27, NIV

And you know, after the usual long time in the waiting room, with plenty of time for dread to sprout wings, I met with the doctor. Routine, as I had hoped. No shot, no blood drawn. Whew! But what if I had allowed myself to really worry about all these things I’d dreaded? I could have worked myself into a dither. And for what? None of my concerns came to fruition.

Do you worry about things in your life? A friend of mine says, “Do what you can do and let God do what you cannot do.” What a good outlook to have on our present and future. Let’s all give it a try.

            “Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.” —Swedish Proverb

            Do you worry too much? Please leave a comment; I love to hear from you.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

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