In Others’ Words: Worries and Troubles That Never Happen
Sometimes life can scare me to death.
On the days I let myself be ruled by the what ifs and the might bes … well, I’m a dead woman walking, overflowing with worries.
Of course, I’ve had to sign on the dotted inummerable parental permission slips detailing how my kiddos could have been injured, maimed, and yes, killed while playing school sports. It got to the point where I just skimmed all the warning, warning, warnings and scrawled my name. My kiddos wanted to play sports — and I wasn’t going to say no because I was afraid something might happen.
Waitng for the maybes — that’s no way to live.
After the sports came the school trips and mission trips out of state — and out of the country. A whole new slew of worries and troubles to imagine. Or not.
I chose “or not.”
It didn’t come naturally or easily — but I’ve gotta agree with the guy on his deathbed: most of troubles in my life haven’t happened. And the ones that have? Well, I need my focus and my faith strong for those times — not the imaginary ones.
In Your Words: What imaginary trouble do you need to send packing? How do you fend off worry?
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