FRET? FIX? or FOLLOW?
It just happened again! I hit the wrong button on my computer, inadvertently (of course), and what I had written for this meditation, (and it was almost done) disappeared!
And so, I get a choice. Which of the above will I choose? Which way will I use my energy? Energy is a precious gift. It is like a bank account, can only spend it once.
Fret about it, be upset, worry, et cetra? Maybe even be angry! How could that person do that or that situation happen? Fretting uses a tremendous amount of energy—with often disastrous results.
Or, will I spend energy trying to fix- thinking I should be able to fix the situation or the person? Again, often disastrous results because on our own we really can’t fix most situations or persons.
Or, will I follow? Place the situation in God’s hand---seek Holy Spirit guidance and help for the situation. And, then, trustingly follow that direction. Remember the Scripture used in an earlier meditation—2 Chronicles 20. “Stand still and see the incredible rescue operation I have for you.”
We can stop fretting, trying to figure it out and/or try to fix it. OR, we can follow--place it in God’s hand and follow His guidance and see the “goodies” He has for us—far above what we can do on our own.
Note: “follow” is really “trust”. But, follow starts with an F to go with Fret and Fix!
Google says we make 35,000 choices per day, 227 of them about food! So, life gives us lots of practice about choosing a default to follow when life happens. Will I/will you fret, fix, or follow??
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