I'm a worrier. I have anxiety just about everything...not to the point where I cannot function but it can consume my thoughts. My worries can range from very small things to very important things. I have, what I like to call, "white coat syndrome." This is funny to me because I work in the medical field. I cannot really explain why I have this, but when I go to a doctor my pulse and blood pressure steadily rise. I laugh at myself and usually jokingly warn the nurse. It also may be because I do not go to the doctor that often, except for the usual sinus infection. But I also worry about my financial state. I have a great job, but I know through experiences ANYTHING can happen at ANY moment. Worrying not only consumes my thoughts, but holds me back from things due to fear. These are just a few things/reasons that I stress over. This is something God and I have been working on. He reminds us "Don't be afraid, take courage. I am here!" Matthew 14:27
I always turn to scripture and even christian lyrics for wisdom/comfort. In Proverbs 24:10 it says "If you falter in times of trouble, how small is your strength." In times of trouble, you learn who you really are. It can show your character and can make you grow stronger. The trouble we face today/ tomorrow helps train you to be strong for the more difficult situations you face in the future. I know this to be true. My family has been through some tough times in the past few years and one thing I know to be true....GOD IS FAITHFUL! He never said things would be easy, but God is always there for us. A close family member of mine will be going through a stressful time in the coming days and this all reminds me we must turn to God for direction and trust in him and is timing. It's not always easy but well worth it!
ON A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT NOTE: My LSU Tigers did not win on Monday. It was a very hard game to watch because they were not playing to their full potential. In fact, they looked like a total different team...not like the team they were that went undefeated this past season. Although they did not win, we still had fun celebrating their road to the BCS game. Here are some pictures from Monday:
|Camon supporting, cheering on the tigers!|
|We, along with patients, dressed to support our teams at work|
|Most of the guys at work.|
|I still like Kristen, despite her choice in teams, ha.|
|The great group of girls at the LSU party!|