September 07, 2011



Pardon me.  That seems to happen a lot lately....and at the most inconvenient times.  Like last night during Bible study.  No, to be honest, that was worse.  I actually nodded off a couple of times.  Poor Fran (that's the teacher).  It was no reflection on her or the class, which is interesting.

I am wondering how in the world I'm going to keep my eyes open tomorrow night for a 2 1/2 hour seminary class.  There is soooo going to have to be a nap somewhere in my day.  Not to mention a whole lotta caffeine.

Speaking of the seminary class...

My friend and pastor, who is going to be taking the class with me, was talking more about the last class she took.  I am nearly frozen with fear now.  She mentioned having to write term papers in some kind of style.  Now it's been 27 years since I was in college and I was a journalism major so I did a lot of writing, but I have never even heard of what she was talking about.  So, it would seem that I'm going to have to figure that out, too.

On top of everything else, I have agreed to take on mentoring two women beginning at the end of the month.


It would be so very easy to give into the stress of all that needs doing and the fear of the unknown.  It would be easy to just give up and quit, but that's not how we're intended to live.

The August 5 devotion from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young comes back to me this morning:

...Do not wear yourself out by worrying about whether you can cope with the pressures.  Keep looking to Me and communicating with Me, as we walk through this day together....A leisurely pace accomplishes more than hurried striving.  When you rush, you forget who you are and Whose you are.

I am so guilty of rushing through the day and of fretting about things.  I know better.  I know I need to take time to walk with Him in the garden, to bask in His light.  And I do know from experience that when I walk fully in His presence, giving all control to Him, that things work out.  I get more done.  I'm not stressed.  There is clarity.  And peace.

Why then, is it so stinking hard to let go?  I need to master that, because from where I'm standing it's the only way I'm going to survive this Fall and all that I am being called to do.

Lord, help me to let it all go, to place it in Your hands.


Rochelle@AFamilyofLooneys said...

I have times when the same thing happens to me. It really is hard to let it go and not worry. Part of me knows that I need to let it go, but at times I worry anyway.
I know you are totally going to rock your seminary class!

Stacy said...

Thanks, Rochelle. :) Did you see my FB status? I called the registrar today and she said I needed another class to teach me the basics so now I'm taking TWO!!


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