We're getting into the thick of it. School that is.
And I have my first Organic Chemistry test this Friday. And Organic homework due Thursday that still isn't finished.
So, naturally, I'm stressed and thinking of the worst case scenarios.
But thinking about those worst case scenarios is stealing my joy. It's Satan stealing my joy.
John 10:10 says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."
So, why am I living like this? Why do I live with my joy stolen from me? I can't jump to conclusions about what will be, but have faith in God and in what He will do.
I need to stop living in fear and start living in the freedom found in Christ. I need to stop listening to the voices that tell me I can't do this and start listening to The Voice that tells me He can. I need to stop listening to the doubts and worries and start listening to the beliefs and trust.
So, it's a work in progress. All of it. But I am learning to trust in Him and listen to what He says, not what I or the world may say.
(After writing this, I am reminded of Jess' posts about Grace in the Thick of It and how God shows up wherever we are).