They hijack our joy – they rob our contentment.
You know them.
They go by the acronym, WASTE. Because that’s their outcome. A big fat WASTE of time.
Worry, Anger, Stress, Trepidation, Envy
I just came home from a delightful yoga class where Brian our teacher quoted an intention for our practice.
Brian said when negative thoughts infiltrate our brain, we need to stop and “think the opposite.” He said our breath is there to guide us into positivity.
Hmmm. This sounds a tad simplistic, doesn’t it?
Then I got to thinking. What’s the opposite of our WASTEful emotions? In a word, TRUST.
Trusting God to take care of what worries us or causes us to fear. Trusting God that He made us uniquely gifted and we need not be jealous of other people’s seemingly abundant talents. Trusting God to convict those who have wronged us.
The Bible says,
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight”
Maybe it is as simple as Brian says.
The truth is we control oh so little. So why not cease our WASTEful ways and trust our great God with childlike faith?
Then strike a Happy Baby pose!
Great! :I’m in a high stress situation and send deep gratitude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love this!!!!! Wonderful writing!
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This is very timely for me. After being hit by a car, I have had more than 1 person ask me if I hired a lawyer. I look confused. What would that do to take away the fear and time lost in my life (medical hours etc)? Today I went out on the paddle court and I was able to run. Joy! How is it possible that God was looking out for me? Surely he has more needy and deserving people. I am so grateful.
I bet God felt joy at seeing you on the paddle court!! And I know he loves your grateful heart. 💜💙
“The truth is we control oh so little. So why not cease our WASTEful ways and trust our great God with childlike faith?” I love THAT quote and it’s so true.
Amen, sister! Thanks, Cindy, for the response!