So, I've been a little stressed lately to say the least. It seems that one thing after another is putting a cramp in my style and I'm not sure how to cope. It's probably that I am a bit overtired from staying up too late watching episodes of THE OFFICE and HEROES. Regardless, I've come to realize that things are not always going to go the way I want them to and that I need to rely more on the Lord. I was reading my scriptures last night after feeling helpless and hopeless and I just turned to my bookmark where I have been reading. 3 Nephi 13. When I read the last few verses it just hit me like lightning.
It says, "Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field...even so will he clothe you, if ye are not of little faith. Therefore, take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself..."
It just made me realize that God knows what we need and what we are going through and if we just have faith and put the kingdom of God first then things will work out. I always seem to stress about what I have no control over and what's going to happen in the future. As I look back, everything always does work out in the end, so why do I stress myself about it? I wish I could take a jump into the future just to see how things are going to pan out so I don't have to stress about it. Then again, maybe I would stress more!
I think bottom line is, I need more girl's nights or days, dates with Jake, or maybe just "a vacation from my problems!"(quote from Bob on What About Bob?).
Happy Birthday Oliver!
3 months ago