TITLE: ANXIOUS ADAM
By Debra Elliott
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Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
Adam is five. He cannot wait until his next
birthday. He cannot wait until he is a big boy.
“Big boys are six!”, he shouts to his mommy.
He does not like to wait. Adam is anxious!
He does not like to wait for breakfast. He
will not sit in his chair. He ran around the
Adam's mommy stops him. “Adam, sit in your
“No!” He ran around the table again. He
cannot wait. Adam is anxious!
Adam gets tired and sits down to eat his
breakfast. He eats in a hurry. “Adam slow
down”, his mommy says. “No!” Adam cannot wait
to finish breakfast. Adam is anxious!
After breakfast Adam needs to get ready for
“Time to get dressed for school.” Adam ignores
his mommy. He got up and ran around the table
and into his bedroom. Adam wants to wear
pajamas to school. He does not want to get
dressed. Adam is anxious!
“Adam, you cannot wear pajamas to school.” He
hides under the bed. He did not want to wear
his school clothes today. He wants to hurry to
school. Adam is anxious!
“Adam, come out from under your bed. You are
going to miss the school bus.” He ran to his
closet to get his school clothes. He did not
want to miss the bus. Adam is anxious!
He gets dressed in a hurry and runs out the
front door. He wants to get to school now!
Adam is anxious!
Adam does not like to wait for the school
bus. He wants to be first at the bus stop.
Adam wants to be the first on the bus. He does
not like being last. Adam is anxious!
Adam cannot wait to get to school. He wants
the bus to go faster. He does not want to be
Today is popcorn day! He loves popcorn. Adam
He squiggles and wiggles all the way to
school. The other children laugh at him. They
call him squiggly wiggly worm. Adam is anxious!
When Adam gets to school he is ready to jump
off the bus. “Adam, wait your turn”, the bus
driver says to him. He does not want to wait.
He wants to go to his classroom now! Adam is
Adam walks down the hall very fast to his
classroom. His teacher is not there. Adam has
to wait for Miss Johnson. He does not like to
wait. Adam is anxious!
He sits next to the door . Adam is
frustrated. He starts untying his shoelaces and
counting to one-hundred. “One, two,one-
hundred!” Adam is anxious!
Adam jumps up when he sees Miss Johnson. It
is time to go into his classroom. He is ready
to color and sing the ABC song, and of course
eat popcorn now! Adam is anxious!
Once inside the classroom, Adam looks around
for the popcorn. “Miss Johnson, where is the
popcorn?” Miss Johnson explains popcorn will be
served during lunch.
“Popcorn now!”, Adam demands. He does not want
to wait for lunch. Adam is anxious!
Adam gets in trouble for breaking the rule and
has to sit on the timeout mat. He does not like
the timeout mat. He wants to sit with his
friends. He wants to play now! Adam is anxious!
He watches his friends color and draw. Adam
wants to join them. He did not mean to break
the rule. He wants to color and draw now! Adam
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