The morale at work is incredibly low today. People are being monitored round the clock. Phone calls, internet usage and maybe even this document that I am typing right now. What?s funny is that people are freaking out … silently.
My contract with Aetna is about to end (6/12) and I really don’t know what this predicament puts me in. The obvious is that I would lose my job and that I would have to go home. I didn’t really mind that two years ago. But now, if I leave, I leave a part of me. The part that completes me.
But it’s the not so obvious that really worries me … How do I react to the circumstances that surround me. Am I reacting in a manner where I can show, even at the lowest points in my life, that I’ve been washed by the blood of the Lamb?
2 Cor. 5:17 Tells us that “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (NIV) I’m not saying that worrying is wrong. What I’m trying to say is that if worrying is all I do, then that is wrong. In my blog yesterday I specifically asked what am I supposed to do when my faith hangs by a strand? The answer is in His word; Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding , will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”(NIV)
It just hit me. Yes I do present my requests to God, but I present them to Him whining … not just whining but “WHINING” whining. I missed an important part. Paul did not only say to present your requests to God and the peace of God will be with you, but he said present them with thanksgiving. He did not promise regular peace but the peace that’s ULTRA-MEGA BIGGIE sized! The peace of God that transcends all understanding. He doesn’t stop there, He even has a protection plan that comes with it. He will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I can hear Him now … Perze, you’re tilly.