Saturday, February 13, 2016

Just In Case

I'm a just in case kind of person. You know, the kind that has to have backups or extra things just in case something goes wrong. Like just in case my hair accidentally sets on fire... I carry a mini fire extinguisher with me in my bag. 

Okay, Okay. I'm just kidding about the whole mini fire extinguisher thing. Although that would be pretty cool to carry around should you ever need to put out any fires, just sayin'.

But I do do certain things that others would probably deem me as the girl who is unnecessarily prepared for a possible zombie apocalypse.

I carry extra Advil's, pens, tissues, sanitizer, coins, band-aids, snacks, and plastic bags to place those snacks in just in case they spill into my tote-bag. When traveling, I store a few of my favorite clothes in my carry-on just in case my luggage is lost.  

Just in case.

In high school my friends said I pretty much had the entire Staples store in my pencil case. And before the lifesaving invention of GPS', my uncle told me to stick a compass onto my dashboard and carry a 1995 New Jersey road map,  just in case I should ever get lost. He totally understood me... too bad I got lost anyway.

I was doing some of my scripture reading and I imagined God sitting next to me and giving me one of those this one's for you kind of looks as I read this verse:

Therefore, I say to you, do not worry 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 more than clothing? // Matthew 6:25

Gosh. Not worry about food or clothes? Or how my life is going to turn out?!? You can see why I struggle with this one. It hits home. 

I worry a lot about the future lately. Will I be okay? Where will I live, am I ever going to find what God's purpose is for me? I thought by now I would "have it all together".

Sometimes I think it would be so much easier if I knew it all already. But then given how indecisive I am, I'm relieved to know that God has the wheel to my life.  

I'm finally learning (slowly) what it means to surrender your all to the Lord. He told us not to worry. That if we trust in Him, He will take care of us.

No just in cases required. Just trust and let go. And that is the sweetest truth that my soul can ever rest upon. 

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