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Do not be anxious - Lisa Clark

I want to encourage the worried moms today. Do you tend to lean toward being a worrier? I’ve definitely had my share of worrisome days. What enneagram style is a worrier? Anyone know?
Raising our kids brings out the best, and worst in us. And as school gets going again for another year, it brings lots of opportunity for worry.  Whether it’s homecoming dates, parties, grades, social anxiety, whatever, we have lots to choose from if we want to worry about our kids. 
I’ve thought a lot about worry lately and how it immobilizes us and fools us into thinking we’re actually doing something. We’re not doing anything worthy when we worry. It takes our energy and nothing, absolutely nothing, is gained. 
But what if we turn our worry into worship? What if when we start to worry about a situation, we start to worship God? His sovereignty. His worth-ship. His presence with us in that moment. And then we start to worship Him for all He’s done in our lives and this situation already.  We begin to worship Him because we KNOW He is in control and we KNOW He loves us. And we KNOW His plans are good. 
What if in that moment of “I’m worried!” we immediately start to worship? Well, I tried it recently. One of my loved ones shared something with me that immediately worried me. And I thought to myself, no, I’m going to worship God in this moment and not worry about it. There’s not one thing I can do about it anyway. But I can worship the one who CAN do something about it. So that’s what I did.  And guess what? My worries evaporated into worship. All I could do in that moment was worship. And God was glorified. And my worries dissipated.  Has the situation changed? No. Has it resolved? No. Did my perspective change? Yes. Did I give my worries to God? Yes. And I trust Him. 
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on.  Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?” Matthew 6:25-27
Oh and by the way, I think the worry girl is a 6. 

~Lisa Clark
Sky Ranch SkyMom Parenting Mentor