(In order to really understand the spirit of this blog title, you need to imagine it’s being shouted by Alan Arkin, in a really thick accent in “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming.” Otherwise it just isn’t the same.)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” ~ Philippians 4:6
This week I’ve been working on trying to figure out why it is I always feel behind. Or at least be able to pinpoint, at the end of the day, exactly what I did with all of my time. Some days are super productive, other days just seem to slip away, and I have no clue where they have gone.
However, I am thankful to be in a place beyond the seemingly endless “panic mode” that I was in for a while. The place where everything gets done, just not in a timely or sane manner. Existing in panic mode is frustrating and exhausting, because you are subjecting yourself to more demands that you can possibly meet.
Perhaps you know someone that this describes. Maybe it describes you. If you do find yourself in this boat, remember today’s verse from Philippians. We aren’t to be anxious about anything. Too often, when we live in panic mode, we are anxious about everything and not trusting God with any of it. Everything seems like an emergency, because we aren’t prepared for anything.
Rather than allow yourself to be swept away by the tide of things marked “urgent,” take yourself and your worries to the Lord in prayer. Let God know what it is you are going through and ask Him for His help dealing with it. He promises to be there for you through all of it.