One of them tells me all the time that I need to "pray, pray, pray" when situations arise that set my fear off. I am told that I should ignore the situation and walk away from it so that God will intervene and take care of it. I am told to keep my head up, my mouth shut and my knees on the floor in prayer and all will be taken care of in His time.
This is VERY hard for me, those who know me know that (even though I live in fear) I am very strong willed and I am determined to fix "people" or fix "problems" in my life. I have this NEED to always fix things and make things better for everyone. But my friend is trying to teach me that this is NOT my job, it is not for me to do and figure out.. it's for me to leave it with God and allow Him to do it.
I have battled this for many months but tonight I finally came to my point where I had to ask myself.... "Mellie, the way you are doing it now, is it working for you?" Of course the answer is no, it is not. Doing things half ass never does work for me, so like everything else I am going to do it 100%. I am going to put my faith in God, I am going to give my troubles-all of them- over to God and I am going to sit with my head high, mouth shut and my knees on the ground in prayer. I am going to do this because nothing else I have done has worked and I am going to allow God to do His work in His time.
Philippians 4:6 reminds us not to "fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God."
The instruction is clear: Do not take care upon yourself Mellie.