Do Not Worry
Earlier this year I attended Pink Impact at Gateway Church in Southlake, TX with my mom, my dear friend & her mother in law. It was a 4 day getaway for me to just be & receive. I needed it desperately, because it was just a few months prior that Mel told me that he knew that he knew that the Lord would be transitioning us soon to more of a lead pastor role. As you know by my previous post, I was a little resistant at first. :) I was doing my best to trust that Mel had heard from God and even though I knew in my spirit that he had...I was just consumed with worry.
I was worried about where the Lord would move us. I was worried about when He would move us. I was worried about making the wrong decision. I was worried about moving my girls to a different school. I was worried about leaving the people we had grown to love so much here in Enid. I was worried about finances. I was WORRIED. You get the picture.
During one of the sessions of the conference there was a prophetic ministry time. Many ladies were called out & received specific words for their lives. I so badly wanted to be called out, because I was desperately seeking direction & confirmation. They never called on me, but at the close of the session they passed out a pink envelope to each woman present. Inside the envelope was a note...each one was different & prayed over by the Pink team. They prayed that the woman who needed to receive that specific envelope would receive it. Now, I know I'm a Pastor's wife & I fully believe in prophecy, but I have to be honest, I was skeptical. I wasn't sure that my note would apply to me but, here it is...
It couldn't have been more accurate for where I was at during that time. It's a verse I've heard a thousand times & I had been reading over and over and over again. But, when I opened that envelope and read it at the conference...it came alive to me.
You see, God knew exactly where I was at and made it very clear to me that He had it all under control. That weekend I released my worry to Him & just like the note says to do...I began to believe it, receive it & live it. I put this note next to my desk at home where I would see it daily. Over the months & weeks to come whenever a moment of worry would arise I would go back to this note & remember that the Lord was guiding our every step. Looking back over the past few months, I'm amazed at what He has done & how He has taken care of every little detail. He has truly ordered our steps!
So, friend, if you are struggling with worry today...take the above note as your own. It is a promise for all who believe. Seek Him, give your worry to Him, trust Him...He's got it under control.