Gratitude Day 484
Wed., July 8, 2020
Philippians 4:6 – Don’t be anxious about anything; rather, bring up all of your requests to God in your prayers and petitions, along with giving thanks.
You would think with all of the time we get to spend at home these days, I would be caught up.
Or catching up.
Or nearly caught up.
Nope. It just isn’t happening.
Well, at my household, that is.
I’m still working on “things” I thought I would get done in March. Yep, March. Not May.
Why does everything seem to take so much longer these days? Maybe, it’s just me.
Nonetheless, it’s easy to get caught up about what is NOT getting done. I do it all the time.
Look at the verse at the top of the page. Or don’t … and just look at this quick paraphrase instead:
While I would not say that I am a worrier, I would say that I fret about what doesn’t get done in a day. Or week. Or month.
So, maybe this verse should say:
Maybe you don’t worry. Or fret. Maybe you overthink. In that case:
You get the drift. Replace the first word with the word that you find most often in your life. But leave the next four words alone. Don’t touch them. They are the words that can’t change because they are heart of the saying.
Now, read them again.
The next day.
Give up worry.
So, rather than focusing on what didn’t get done in your day, focus on praying. Maybe, just maybe, the rest will begin to make sense.
For the constant option for prayer, I am grateful.
Dear God – so often, we choose to focus on something that really isn’t very helpful. We find ourselves stuck and putting energy into what we can’t control. Help me turn my focus back to You. Amen.
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