Yes, that is how I feel right now, at this moment, at this very hour. The featured picture describes it all. Anxious. Very. Anxious. Why? Because I’m waiting for a call. What call, you ask? The Call, the call from the company I applied to in Makati (that call).
The interviewer told me that they’d call me by Wednesday. And it’s Wednesday today. I’ve been waiting since early this morning but no such call has come yet. I really feel anxious, as in anxious. But I lay hold of the truth in Philippians 4:6-7:
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, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV)
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. (MSG)
I just lay hold of that truth today. I am lifting my anxiety, my emotions to the Lord that He may be glorified. If it’s God’s will for me to get this job, I’ll get it. If it’s not, I will still love the Lord (after all He is sovereign still).
And so I echo the words of Grant Taylor from Facing the Giants:
“But it means we gotta give Him our best in every area. And if we win, we praise Him. And if we lose, we praise Him. Either way we honor Him with our actions and our attitudes. So I’m askin’ you… What are you living for? I resolve to give God everything I’ve got, then I’ll leave the results up to Him.”
God, if I get it I’ll praise You, if I don’t I will still praise You!
- Vengeance is Mine Says the Lord (gofishministries.wordpress.com)