Day 0172 (MT. 6:34) : Anxious

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2018 July 29-Matthew 6:34 ‭ESV‬‬

Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

https://www.bible.com/bible/59/MAT.6.34

‭‭Lord Hear My Prayer:

For all of us that are anxious

Journal Entry:

Today, I got a note from a friend of mine about 5 Lao-Tze quotes to reflect on.

  1. He who is not happy with a little will not be happy with a lot
    • This is something I am learning in reverse these days. I am learning to be happy with what I got and not what I wish I had.
  2. Where there is life, there is change and change demands adaption
    • I think I do this very well actually, I try to flow like a river rather than be steel and unwavering.
  3. To be deeply loved gives you strength, while deeply loving someone gives you courage.
    • I find that I tend to love deeply. It is like when falling backwards and hoping somebody catches me. Will they or won’t they? I’d rather than the chance than not.
  4. He who does not desire does not become frustrated
    • This is the toughest for I desire and thus have become frustrated.
  5. Do not provoke a fight, accept it; it is better to retreat a meter than advance a centimeter
    • Confused on how to proceed with this I am. But there is a humble way of retreating that I must find if I am to win the fight against anxiety.

It is interesting how the translation of Matthew can be read like a Lao-Tze quote. I believe that is how God works. God tries to show us different ways to get to the same point. If happy with what I have, if I adapt like a river, if I love deeply, if I desire not, and if I retreat instead of fight, I may not be as anxious about tomorrow.

Peace from the DFW Metroplex,
Solo Mon

It is not winning every attempt / Rather winning in the attempt

 

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