FREAKED OUT, FRAZZLED, AND BUZZING ON BUSY BEHAVIOR
I have become accustomed to a ritualistic behavior in my life, which has become a MUST in order for my mind to function: drinking my daily cup or cups of coffee (My doctor is not very fond of this practice - it has just become habit). The anxious rush I receive from my favorite brand of java, which will remain nameless, sends me through my day with hyper - energy; however, I deal with anxiety issues. This can make them worse, so I really have to watch it.
When I am coming unglued at every unpredicted sound, my speech starts running a mile a minute, and my nerves are swarming up my back - I know Iíve had my coffee limit for the day. After careful observation Iíve noticed how some Christians act the way I do after drinking a gallon of coffee by myself: freaked out, frazzled, and buzzing on busy behavior!
When we try to handle everything in our lives, by ourselves, the burden on our shoulders can drive us mad sending us into a raging bug - eyed fit! We lose sleep over bills getting paid, we fret over our children growing up to be healthy adults, we worry over a marital concern, and we agonize over our friendships, and so on. We then step in, with our plan, to handle and fix each and every hardship experienced. This is the fun part - because if you really want to be freaked out, frazzled, and buzzing on busy behavior - try playing ďgodĒ in your life.
As Christians, according to 1 Peter 5:7, we are to cast ALL our care upon God for he cares deeply for us; however I have a tendency to think all only means some, and the rest must be up to me. But God said to throw EVERY CARE into his loving embrace, no matter how minute it may seem. But WHY should you and I trust God with our concerns? The answer is so very simple: He really does care about us, and desires only our well being and success in life - the problem is in our willingness to trust Him.
Trust is a hard issue because it involves being vulnerable to others and giving a portion of our lives to them. Some of you reading this book probably have been burned badly in the past, I know I have, and are not as quick to hand over a piece of your soul easily; however, God is not like man, and you can trust Him with your life. John 3:16 tells us how God sent His only son, named Jesus, to die for our sins-could you trust a God like that? I know I could; however some habits die hard-just like my coffee consumption (Iím grinning ear to ear as I wrote that last statement - so very true about me).