Am I the only mom, wife, professional, out there that is a worrier? Every time I start to worry, I try to repeat bible verses over and over to myself...but somehow I still cannot seem to shake this “worry personality” God has blessed me with. Sometimes, I even find myself wondering why God made me a worrier...and I cannot tell count how many times I have been told the quote by Erma Bombeck “Worry is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but never gets you anywhere.” Every day I wake up and think, “too blessed to be stressed”...if only I could just calm my anxious heart every instance a worry enters into my heart and head.
Then today at church, our pastor said something that I am pretty sure God was talking only to me and saying “Wake Up Shelly...Did You Just Hear That?”. The pastor said, “Just think, you worriers, if you changed your worry to prayer, what type of Prayer Warrior would you be?” My mind instantly went into rewind...what was that...turning my worry into prayer makes me a Prayer Warrior?
Ok...so God you now have my attention. First, my dear friend asked me to be a Prayer Warrior for her as she embarks on her Brave Project. Now Pastor just said think about what type of Prayer Warrior would you be if you prayed instead of worried. I cannot help but think, God is tugging at my heart again, telling me that I can pray more, I can worry less, I can embark on the challenge He has been weighing on my heart for some time.
As my dear friend, Lynne, asked “What would I do if I had enough courage to do something?” My answer was to create a devotional blog. And just maybe, it was God speaking through Lynne asking me what I had the courage to do. So here I am, trying my hand at blogging again...why did I get away from it, well because I worried. I worried about the right words, I worried about grammar, I worried about time, I worried about what would I say, and I am pretty sure the list doesn’t stop there. Therefore, as I become a Prayer Warrior for Lynne, I am going to embark on my own Project Brave, -- recreate my “Mustard Like Seed Faith” devotional blog -- as she has inspired me that all I have to do is have the courage, pray more and worry less.