I am a hands-on tangible-results driven kind of gal. I love dreaming big, making plans and anticipating the future. Without a doubt this past year has been the most challenging and in many ways did not turn out the way I had anticipated. Jeff being in school was/is REALLY getting old and now we are down to the last three and a half months! I am excited for him to graduate, but what does the future hold?? AHHHH!!
And then I read this in my devotional:
“You will not find my peace by engaging in excessive planning, attempting to control what will happen to you in the future…. Turn from the path of planning to the path of peace.”
Freedom can be mine.
But wait, I’m still anxious and a little worried. Then a mentor and friend gave me a wonderful idea.
1. Get a box.
2. Write down five things that worry me. Things that I’ve prayed about, tried to solve, and do not have an answer to.
3. Put them in the box. I made boxes and instructions as Christmas presents for my sisters and Mom too.
4. Put the box away for a year.
5. Open and reflect on what has happened in the last year.
I am excited to see how this little exercise turns out. Who doesn’t have worries or stress? Who doesn’t want to feel free? One step at a time, right?