Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Cor. 15:58


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

day 142: Inspiration from Pinterest

1 Peter 5:7
 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Have you ever been to

I get these notions where I go there a lot... and then I go days without going there again.  I get sucked in there and can't get out.  And here I thought facebook was bad.

One thing I like about pinterest is the sectio called "Prints and Posters" (I think that's what it's called anyway).  It has lots of quotes, scriptures, etc. with pretty little pictures where it catches your eyes and makes them pop.

Now, I know you love me... and I know you wouldn't read this blog if it didn' touch you in some way, but even I know it can be boring a times.  There are rarely pictures, and usually the same type.  The short answer is that as much as I LOVE that type of stuff, I don't have time.  I do good to get a typed post up daily. I'm sorry about that.. I really am.  I'd like to 'spruce up the place'. Maybe a January 2012 revamp or something.

Do you have anxiety over anything? I know I do.  I have a lot of it. Most of it comes from me not wanting to mess up.  Now, I'm not sure where that comes from, but it just kills me if I think I'm going to mess something up or not do what I'm supposed to do.  I remember when my oldest daughter was born.  I had her in the hospital with me, and I started to freak out.  I remember crying and my husband asked me what was wrong. I told him, "She is so new and so perfect. I'm afraid I'm going to mess it up."

I don't have to tell you that I had a lot of depression after she was born (work/school related and I had LOTS of anxiety about not being able to stay home with her.).  If you boil it all down, I was anxious about not doing everything I could 'right' for her. 

I still am that way about some things.  I don't want to mess things up.That is just plain ole anxiety (and the devil spread in there for good measure.)

I have to learn to cast my anxieties to God because he cares for me.  If I hadn't of gone through what I had when my oldest was a baby, I wouldn't be a sped teacher-- a job I do believe I'm called to do.  When  you look back, you go "Ahhhh..." but it's certainly not fun when you are going through it.

What anxieties are you holding on to?  Do you ever feel like you aren't good enough?

I'm right there with you. But we need to decide right here... right today that we will pray for each other.  That will will give our anxieties to God and not worry about them any more.  To continue the analogy I used yesterday, if one of my kids are worried about something, it kills me. I do everything I can to help them, but I can't unless they let me.  God is the same way.  We can pray for God to help us, but until we allow Him into our hearts to actually do it, it won't do any good.

I'm praying today to give my anxiety to God.  Will you do the same?

God Bless You! :)



  1. Hi Kelly - great post. You spoke into a post I'm doing soon based on how I've felt not good enough. God bless

  2. Yes! I definitely want/need to give my anxiety to God and leave it there. I can't do what I need to do on my own. But the good news is that I don't have to. :) Great post, Kelly ~ thanks!