Josh Brage


Ohh . . . Freak Out (Long Post, but Good One!)
December 28, 2007, 6:59 pm
Filed under: U2 = LIFE, Walk with God

PLAY THIS WHILE READING THIS POST

Do you ever just freak out about your world? I do. Just about once a quarter, I have a good solid just panic attack about my world. College?!? Job!?!?! What am I supposed to do!?!? Am I where God wants me!?!? What is going on!? What am I doing with my life?! Who am I!?! Why am I not married?@!!? Why can’t I find a girlfriend!?! It just goes on and on.

Freaking out is not good. At all. It indicates that I am taking WAY TOO MUCH control over my world. I am looking to myself to figure my life out. That is exactly NOT what God wants us to do. He wants us to love Him daily, trust Him continually and pray without ceasing. That is what He wants from us. Why!? Because worrying doesn’t do a mess ‘o crap for us anyway. Except shake our trust that God has our lives under control.

It is normal to freak out. BUT it is also a time to take all of that to God and lay it down! Pray about it, tell God that you are freaking out. Tell HIM! He will listen. And then He will reassure you that He has it figured out. He might even scold you for lack of faith. (Look at what He says to the disciples in the boat – the BOAT IS SINKING!!! “Ye, of little faith!”) BUT He will teach you.

Please read this entire passage of scripture:

If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? [Definitely not me.] All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

(Matthew 6:25-34; The Message)

Ok. Now, play this video and let God talk to you.

Sometime You Can’t Make It On Your Own

Tough, you think you’ve got the stuff
You’re telling me and anyone
You’re hard enough

You don’t have to put up a fight
You don’t have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don’t have to go it alone

Find a good friend and talk to him. Thanks Bone!

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5 Comments so far
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I didn’t read the post. Once I started the video I couldn’t help but put my hands together.

Comment by Bone

Can I get this in hardback form?

Comment by Mark Thomas

MAYbe. I will release – Whinementations: A Collection of Hoshi’s Laments, Whinings and Prayers by next Christmas.

Has anyone else ever wanted to write a book? I want to.

Comment by thehosh

Don’t you mean “Whinementations Volume 1: A Collection of Hoshi’s Laments, Whinings,Prayers and What Happened to My Pumpkin Roll?”

Sounds somewhat like this. Interesting.

Comment by Mark

I have complete confidence that God will give you all the things that you are freaking out about now (girlfriend, wife, job direction, school direction, etc.) in the not so distant future. And with each one of those gifts there will be more new and wonderful things to freak out about. (You don’t even know what panic is until you wake up one day and have six little people that you are responsible for.) Life just gets more and more complex. Depending on God is the only way to make it simple again.

Comment by Annette Budd




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