Effective immediately, please be aware that there are changes you need
to make in your life. These changes need to be completed in order that I
may fulfill my promises to you to grant you peace, joy and happiness in
this life. I apologize for any inconvenience, but after all that I am doing, this seems very little to ask of you. I know, I already gave you the 10 Commandments. Keep them. But follow these guidelines, also.
1. QUIT WORRYING
Life has dealt you a blow and all you do is sit and worry. Have you
forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for
you? Or do you just enjoy fretting over every little thing that comes
2. PUT IT ON THE LIST
Something needs done or taken care of. Put it on the list. No, not YOUR
list. Put it on MY to-do-list! . Let ME be the one to take care of the
problem. I can’t help you until you turn it over to me. And although my
to-do-list is long, I am after all, God. I can take care of anything you
put into my hands. In fact, if the truth were ever really known, I take
care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.
3. TRUST ME
Once you’ve given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back.
Trust in me. Have the faith that I will take care of all your needs,
your problems and your trials. Problems with the kids? Put them on my
list. Problem with finances? Put it on my list. Problems with your
emotional roller coaster? For my sake, put it on my list. I want to help
you. All you have to do is ask.
4. LEAVE IT ALONE
Don’t wake up one morning and say, “Well, I’m feeling much stronger now,
I think I can handle it from here.” Why do you think you are feeling
stronger now? It’s simple. You gave me your burdens and I’m taking care
of them. I also renew your strength and cover you in my peace. Don’t you
know that if I give you these problems back, you will be right back where
you started? Leave them with me and forget about them. Just let me do
5. TALK TO ME
I want you to forget a lot of things. Forget what was making you crazy.
Forget the worry and the fretting because you know I’m in control. But
there’s one thing I pray you never forget. Please don’t forget to talk to
me – OFTEN! I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include
me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear you talk about
your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with
me. I want to be your dearest friend.
6. HAVE FAITH
I see a lot of things from up here that you can’t see from where you
are. Have faith in me that I know what I’m doing. Trust me, you wouldn’t
want the view from my eyes. I will continue to care for you, watch over
you, and meet your needs. You only have to trust me. Although I have a
much bigger task than you, it seems as if you have so much trouble just
doing your simple part. How hard can trust be?
- Fret buster #97 (sharinhislove.wordpress.com)
I love this! Way to go! Will Pass it around, Sharon.
You are such an amazing writer, Jeanne. Thanks to Leroy Dean for recommending your site. Got a message from your friend, Dicky. We are so blessed to have you guys sharing the word of the Lord with encouragement, inspiration, and love. Blessings, Sharon
Jeanne (my dear friend and the author of Women’s Window) referred your site to me. Thank you for this well written article. I will add your site to my blog http://dickyto.com
It is wonderful to have you visit us. Hope you will come back to visit and share your thoughts. Jeanne is a treasure, and we are so blessed to have her sharing her beautiful writing. Thank you for adding our site to your blog. I will also add your site to ours. Be blessed, new friend. Sharon
Thank you for your encouraging words. Please come back and share your thoughts, often. Blessings. Sharon
“Once you’ve given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back.”
I love this one!! And it’s so true of all of us who say we BELIEVE. It reminds me of something else I’ve read…our need to not feel ‘worthy’ of God’s forgiveness and love — as if we are mightier than He; as if He is not capable of forgiving our trespasses, when that’s all He asks of us…to let HIM be God, and not us.
Thanks for your comments.