“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 that which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
I knew that sooner or later I would receive an email from MN, telling me they had heard back from my three choices. I guess I didn’t realize how much it would change my plans.
My choice #1, Belize, responded and are interested in getting to know me (Praise God!) They also wondered if I could arrive there in July, not August. (Say whatttt???)
When I first saw the email, my mind did what it always does. “I have so many plans for July. Do I need to cancel that trip? Will I be able to spend time with my friends and family before I go? Will I get everything I need? How do I know if this is right for me…” And the list goes on. Worry. Worry. Worry.
But I am reminded of the verse above in Philippians. I’m thankful that even when I can’t seem to think straight, or I don’t know whether this is right for me or not, I don’t need to be anxious at heart. I can tell him my problems and leave with peace in heart and mind.
Thankfully I was able to continue on with my day (only slightly distracted) and after telling several friends and my mom, I was able to see that this suddenly change of plans isn’t such a bad thing.
We shall see how this all plays out…