Hi everyone. Today, I am wearing a white blouse I purchased back in the Fall from Kohl’s. I have paired it with my black leggings and black booties.
This shirt is pretty sheer so I wear a tank under it. I am seeing a lot of white blouses for Spring this year. I always struggle with what to wear this time of year. As my husband reminds me, it is still officially Winter.
Now that I am fashion blogging, I am seeing so many other bloggers sporting Spring outfits. It is still very cold here in Indiana so I am trying to figure out how soon to start sharing Spring outfits. Do you all like to see Spring outfits now and plan ahead? Or do you wait until it warms up a little more? Of course, some areas of the country are warmer quicker than others. That is one thing I really miss about living in the South. Spring is a lot warmer where I used to live compared to Indiana.
Trying Not To Worry
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Matthew 6:27
I am a worrier – big time. I have had a hard time conquering this attitude. I do know to pray and hand my concerns over to God. I know the majority of my worries never happen. I do know that Jesus said worrying will not add any time to your life. If you think about it, worrying only takes time away from your life. It takes time away by wasting your day dwelling on the negative. It can shorten your life by having a negative impact on your health from stress. Yet knowing all of this, I still have a hard time sometimes getting my worries off my mind. Then, one day one of the scariest things that could happen to a parent happened.
Three days after my oldest son got his driver’s license, he along with his little brother were in a horrific car accident. In fact, it was the first time he was driving his little brother home from school. Our car was totaled, and they were lucky to be alive. God was certainly watching over them and answered our prayers for keeping my sons safe on the road. They both walked away with just a couple of bruises and scratches. The accident was not my son’s fault. If it weren’t for his good driving skills and quick reflexes, it could have been much worse. I am so grateful to God for protecting them in that accident.
In spite of all these circumstances though, I became even more fearful once my son started driving again. I couldn’t tell him enough times to be careful every time he left to go somewhere. I wanted him to constantly text me as soon as he got to wherever he was going so I wouldn’t be worried. I felt really ashamed of myself. I knew God had answered my prayers in keeping my sons safe, yet I was paralyzed by fear. I remember asking God to help me get rid of my worry.
Sometime afterwards as I was telling my son for the millionth time to be careful, I think my husband finally said that is enough. He said you are only hurting his confidence by telling him to be careful so much. I realized my husband was right. Worrying not only affects you, but also those around you.
My worry affects my children when they are trying to learn and accomplish new things. After all, I really wanted my son to get plenty of practice and become an excellent driver. I wanted him to gain confidence and his independence so he could take care of himself on his own as an adult one day.
My worry also affects my husband. When I worry about money, it affects his confidence in his ability to take care of our family. When I worry about various problems that our family faces, it affects my husband’s confidence in his ability to solve problems and lead our family.
My worry affects all those I come in contact with, because it affects my witness for God. My worrying shows others my lack of confidence in God’s control over my life. It shows unbelief in his ability to take care of me when I know he will. Now, when I start to worry about something, God has shown me how much more I need to just trust him.