Back in March, I turned the shower off and the faucet handle came off in my hand. Ugh! What do I do now? I put it aside and in true Scarlett O'Hara fashion decided to think about it tomorrow - at least that was my plan.
Instead, I thought about calling a plumber, but dollar signs flashed before my eyes. With a contractor starting on porch repairs in a couple of weeks, I sure didn't need another bill. The worry train headed for a wreck. My church family and I prayed God would give me wisdom.
My neighbor is handy, so I called and asked if he could take a look at the faucet. What looked like a major problem to me was no biggie for him. Ten minutes later, it was fixed.
After the crisis was over, I thought about the many times I'd worked myself into a frenzy over a troubling obstacle:
A stalled chapter in my book
A tight deadline
A difficult task at work
Thankfully, I'm recognizing the pattern and seeking His wisdom before my imagination takes over.
I'm so grateful my Heavenly Father brings people like my neighbors, my agent, writing friends, co-workers, those in my church family, my mom and stepson and so many others to help when a need arises. May I be His hand extended when He taps me on the shoulder and sends me on an assignment.
Writers and Readers: How do you put the brakes on the worry train?
Susan: When something I believe to be big comes into my life, I CHOOSE to turn things over to God. Before I learned this to deal with trials, I could make myself physically ill. Yes, sometimes, I have a bit of worry but I try to not let it stay in my heart or my mind.
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