Sunday, April 7, 2013

What Do You Choose to Meditate on?

I have a confession to make.  I've been so unfocused lately.  My mind wanders and I'm amazed by my tendency to return to worry and anxiety.  All of the 'what if's' begin to crowd my mind.  I realize I need to stop!

My Nikon camera has been having formatting problems.  I love my camera.  It goes with me wherever I go.  I love to take photos.  But it's so frustrating when I never know if it will work.  I took my camera in to a photo shop and they told me I need to buy a new camera.  No way!  So I ordered a new memory card and I'll see if it works.

There are lots of other things that are crowding my mind.  Some of it involves concerns about the future.  Some of it is good, like amazing opportunities.  But what I realize is that it all involves change.  And I tend to fear change, whether it's good or not so good.  The feeling it conjures inside of me is ...anxiety.

So I am making a decision today.  Instead of spending useless time focusing on the 'what if's', I will make the choice to focus on 'what is'.  After all, there are some things I know for certain.

  • God created me.
  • God loves me.
  • God cares about what I say to myself.
  • His Word provides Truth and promises.
  • I can believe His Word.
Today I make the choice to meditate on Psalm 19:14:

May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

I'm linking up with Barbie of My Freshly Brewed Life for The Weekend Brew.


I'm also linking up with Charlotte for Spiritual Sundays.

I have had the blessing of meeting both Barbie and Charlotte in person.  :)

Blessings and love,

4 comments:

  1. Debbie, I am so sorry that you are having doubts. I try to remember "what will be, will be." I think it comes from a song "Que Sera Sera, what ever will be, will be." Love that song. When I was in the hospital as a youngster fighting polio this is what I used to sing. Hugs.

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  2. It takes so much less energy to focus on what is, to focus on the truth of God's Word. Thank you for reminding me where my focus must be. Have a beautiful week my friend, and so glad you linked up to The Weekend Brew!

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  3. How I can relate to these feelings Debbie. I find myself battling them as well at times. The enemy knows how to get to us, and he does his best to do so ~ we must make no mistake. And so we put on God's armor EVERYDAY and we go to battle KNOWING that greater is He who is in us, than he who is in the world. Stand strong, and enjoy your day! Blessings to you...

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  4. Very Honest as Usual Debbie. I find wandering actually helps me sometimes, but that is because the "What If's" scare me. So in a way, the wandering brings me to "What Is" and that is comforting and allows me to get back to what and who are important for me to help today. Then 'change' becomes my agent (at its best when guided by prayer and the Holy Spirit)to do something good and that becomes very exciting. Thanks for your Blog - this one helped me get moving towards someone I need to help. Peace and Prayers.

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