Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vain Imaginations!

My husband called me a little after 5:00 p.m. yesterday evening (Friday night) to tell me that “so-and-so” wanted to talk to him and, therefore, our date night would have to be a little short.

Girls, my mind went haywire!! Oh, dear….what did we/he do wrong? Are they going to leave the church? Is someone mad at us? Is someone mad at one of the staff? My stomach immediately went into that yucky feeling like I could have diarrhea any minute!! I was anxious, worried, fearful. I wondered how in the world could I “fix” this!! What should I say to my husband? Bottom line--I was sinning!!

As I was driving to meet my husband for an early dinner I began to pray—OUT LOUD!! I asked for Peace. For wisdom and discernment for my husband as well as for the man that wanted to talk to him. I poured out my heart to God and I am pretty sure the people who were driving next to me thought I was out of my mind!! Finally, at the end, the Lord reminded me that I cannot “fix” anything concerning this and that really there were really only two things He wanted me to do—Trust and Exalt!

Ahhhh….Oh, yes, a lesson He reminds me of again and again. Trust and exalt. When things are scary and fearful and out of our hands….trust and exalt. As I began to do that, ladies, you would not believe the Peace that literally came over me. My tummy was no longer in knots. I was not anxious or fearful.

I went to meet my husband and we had a great time eating before he went to meet with the man—I did not cause him any worries by sharing my fears like I had planned on doing.

When he came home many hours later, he told me they had a great conversation and prayed together and I smiled and thanked Jesus! Why do I allow satan to speak lies to my mind? Why did I "assume" there was a problem? Vain imaginations—they get me every time!! Trust and Exalt!!

2 Corinthians 10:5 "Take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ!!"

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