Sep 26, 2009

No Doubts or Anxieties?

We all have our baggage, right?  I wish, pray, hope I could get over mine...don't you.  I have so much self-doubt, anxiety and social awkwardness at times.  The Lord says not to be double minded and to be anxious for nothing...and yet I struggle.   I love the Lord with all my heart and have separated myself from the world and the flesh for the most parts.  I have these simple little issues that keep me from soaring to the heights intended for me.  And yet I am his bond servant.

He Delights in us just as we are.  We are most useful and blessed when we just are ourselves.
I find that when I need it...there he is with a "God wink"...a hug from above.  He'll show me a heart shaped cloud or leaf on the ground.  A dear friend whom I've been an encouragement to will share a story that touches me because I didn't realize I touched them.  I matter.  I matter the most when I'm full of those hang ups because that is when he seems to shine his light thru my life to others.  I just don't keep any of it for me and he still keeps using me for his own good purpose.  It baffles me!!

We gotta keep bloomin' where we are planted and shining our little bitty light and salting the earth with his glory, love, mercy, grace.  His lovingkindness is better than life.  Our rewards will be far beyond our greatest hopes.

May he fill you to overflow and may you walk in the Holy Spirit and know that you know that you matter to Him. That there are people for you to touch and influence for the lord just by being you.

I'm tagging in to Spiritual Sunday with Ginger and Charlotte to see what else is going on in the Spiritual atmosphere.


  1. Denise Marie,

    What a wonderful post.
    I also deal with anxiety, every morning.
    Amd the "be anxious for nothing" verse has always been hard for me cause i couldn't' seem to shake the anxiety.
    Then I read the rest of the verse.
    I still wake up with anxiety, but I can take steps to help now.
    I'll post about it sometime.

    OOPS! I forgot to tel you i sent your package. =0)
    Glad it got there so fast.

    Sorry to hear you two have been sick. We are also under the weather, but muddling thorough.

    Hope you liked what i send.


    barbara jean

  2. What an encouraging post. We always need to remember that we matter. We matter to God and to other people. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. This is such a wonderful post, what a great reminder that he does care about our lives and He will send those little nuggets to remind us, thank you for sharing,

  4. Sometimes I will tell myself that just I can't help just by meself, but I can. Thank-you for this encourging post today.
    God Bless,

  5. Wonderful post! Thanks for sharing
    My SpiritualSundayPost
    (still an old one)
    Have a blessed week.

  6. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

  7. Bless you for the encouragement.

  8. Great post! I like the God wink from above.

  9. You matter!!! You matter to many, many people and most of all to God. Thanks for posting. Have a great week!

  10. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Dear. God loves you with an everlasting love. I hope you read the Father's Love Letter post today. And you do matter to all your sisters-in-Christ.

  11. A glorious post, my sista! I am blessed.

    Much love,

  12. Hi

    I have suffered from anxiety my whole life and believe me I am knowing just how you feel and where you are coming from... This was a great post. I have held unto MANY verses over the years, but I especially like Philippians 4:8,9....whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are noble, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever are of good report, if there is ANY virtue, and if there is anythings praiseworthy, meditate on THESE things. The things that you have learned and received and heard and saw in me, THESE DO, (and here comes the good part, the promise!) the God of peace WILL BE with you...
    I repeat that verse over in my mind whenever I find myself slipping into a pattern of thinking that will go no where good. It ALWAYS helps me. Isn't it wonderful the mighty God we serve and the little things He does to show us He loves us? I am humbled. Have a great day!! Blessings to you, Debbie


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