Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Got it backward somehow ...

My twisted little mind has such a facility for WORRY ...

When I am worried {and I am nearly always worried about something} I perform ... get up without the alarm clock, stay up without complaining, skip meals without noticing ... I become a veritable Hercules of anxiety. During those times there are only two things for it ...

  • I work until the situation is fixed to some level of satisfaction.


  • I find something to momentarily relieve me ... entertain or distract the pain {yeah ... I think that's accurate ... I think it is akin to pain} of the anxiety away.

It's very jacked-up ... and I am sure that it is shortening my life. Trying to resist the urge to quote an old stand-by verse of scripture but it's ringing like a bell in my mind at the moment:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

--that's Philippians 4:4-8
... much easier said than done ... but well worth dwelling upon. Rejoice. Don't worry. Dwell upon the transcendent. I'll take it for now. Gonna need to read some more later.

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