I was thinking the past couple of days, how it is that one is able to be happy with ones’ life and yet have moments when concerns can quite easily intrude into that sense of well-being and if unchecked, snatch that happiness away.
It doesn’t happen fast but creeps in slowly, and then one day the negative factors in our life balloon in intensity.
For those who don’t know me; it is relationships that affect me the most, not money or the lack thereof or worldly possessions. There are those of us I guess who, while as Christians we’re not supposed to use the word ‘worry’, using another word does not mask the fact that it is worry; words like concerned, uneasy, troubled or perturbed.
We remind ourselves of the Serenity Prayer; ‘to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference’. We know that we have a loving God who is waiting to take our concerns.
We know logically and intellectually that we really have no control over decisions, actions or attitudes of another person; especially when we’ve lived as many years as I have. When I was much younger, I perhaps thought that I could, by something that I could do or say, but of course one can’t.
If only our heart matched our intellect.
p.s. (I know who is waiting to hear from me about my concerns)