The following is a quick follow-up to my message at yesterday's prayer breakfast at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church...
Many times I have heard said, and even said similar myself, “I have so much on my plate I can't take on another thing.” We all have a proverbial plate, and what we choose to put on it is up to us. We can fill it with cares of the world, family issues, financial woes, health worries, relationship troubles, work and career concerns, and any number of similar cares.
On the other hand, we can choose to fill it with faith, hope, perseverance, resiliency, and trust in God even when cares of the world, family issues, financial woes, health worries, relationship troubles, work and career concerns, and similar present themselves before us on the buffet of life. We choose which we will plate. Whatever we choose has the potential to lead to emotional heartburn, mental indigestion, and physical ulcers or to wholeness, peace, and joy. The choice is ours. We should choose wisely. We should choose prayerfully.
Affirmation: Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 6-7