Throughout the month of October, I’ll be sharing my ongoing journey of overcoming anxiety, and how the Lord has been working on my heart. It’s my prayer that the Lord will speak to you during this time, and draw you closer to Him, as we walk this road of life together. To follow along, and to catch up on any posts you might have missed, you can join me here at Fear or Faith, You Choose ~ A 31 Day Journey to Overcoming Anxiety.
Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith. ~ Henry Ward Beecher
Saturday was a long day.
Side note: The medication that I am currently taking to help fight my Stage IV breast cancer is an oral form of chemotherapy called Xeloda. I am currently taking 4 pills a day. I take them for 1 week, then I have 1 week off, and then the process starts all over again. Just because it’s an oral form of chemotherapy, don’t let it fool you…..it has it’s side effects. One of which, is the fact that I get very tired, very easily.
Back to Saturday…..
It was late in the afternoon. My daughter and I went to the store, and then to visit my mom. My mom is in and adult family home, because she has dementia. Our time there was a tad bit stressful, when we arrived my mom was busy with one of the workers, and we had to wait till she could see us. Afterwards we stopped by a local pizza place to grab some dinner. I was hot, and I was very tired, and I didn’t feel well because of the medicine I was on.
When I walked in I restaurant, I immediately wanted to leave. The place was packed and there was hardly any room to move. As I went to get in line, I asked a gentleman if he was in line before me, to which he said no. I turned around and low and behold another man cut in front of me. Inside I could hear my selfish voice loud and clear, “Oh no you didn’t!” it yelled.
Well, by that time I was pretty irritated. It felt as every inch of my body was crying to run and get out now, but instead I stayed and stewed the whole time. You know the kind of time where you complain inwardly about how unfair the whole situation is, and how dare these type of things happen to me.
It was then that God spoke to me and said, “Enough! I know your day is not going as planned, but there is no need to get upset at all, much less over something so small.”
Has He ever had that talk with you too?
Fools give full vent to their rage, but the wise bring calm in the end. Proverbs 26:11
I don’t know about you, but sometimes these situations come out of nowhere. I can go along for days, weeks and months at a time without having a problem, then out of the blue my foolish pride gets the best of me.
I’m so glad for God’s grace and faithfulness, when these times come.
These stressful everyday moments are just one of the forms of anxiety that we must learn to overcome, so we cam move forward and become more like Him.
What about you? Do you ever have everyday moments like these? How does God help you overcome them?