After reading this chapter I quickly realized that Elena might not be the only one who needs to lighten up! Anyone who knows me, knows that I can be very laid back. But the one’s who really know me also know I can lose my cool in two seconds flat. I say that I am a passionate person while others think I have an attitude problem.
I notice myself losing my joy when I am trying to get myself and three girls ready in the morning to get them to school on time (which happens once in a blue moon). It doesn’t matter what time we get up to get ready one of those girls can’t find something they haven’t even really looked for as we are walking out the door! UGH!
Or when I have plans with someone and they cancel last minute because they forgot they had a meeting. The nerve of people, I mean really! lol
And I can’t even tell you the anxiety that comes when I have to have a conversation with someone that I’ve hurt or overstepped and said too much with. My stomach is in knots for days. So maybe, just maybe I’ve learned something from this chapter.
So here are my Chapter 2 take away’s-
1) God likes a peaceful spirit that is not anxious or wrought up.
(1 Peter 3:4)
*Wrought up- agitated,tense,stressed,and edgy
Anxious- worried,disquieted,and distracted
2) This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
“Learning to enjoy life even in the midst of trying circumstances is one way we develop spiritual maturity”
3) God wants us to learn to be “now people.” (Hebrews 4:7-9)
Matthew 6:34 do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own.
So Elena the next time we have all six of our kids out shopping and they are running around acting crazy remember to lighten up my friend!! Just relax and find that joy!