Truth/Lies

Does anyone else wake up immediately running through the day's game plan and wonder how it's all going to get done? Or worry that if someone takes too long to put their shoes on, the whole schedule will unravel? Or is that just me?
I'm in that new mom phase and still learning how to adjust to this new pace of life, but I'm learning that a lot of people in a lot of different stages of life still face this same kind of worry. The problem with these worries is that they tend to lead to fear. 
Fear of not being good enough
or productive enough, 
or present enough, 
or organized enough... the list could go on. 
God doesn't want us to live in that kind of fear. We even get this warning from Jesus in Matthew:
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." - Matthew 6:34

Jesus even acknowledges that there's enough trouble in one day - He knows it's enough to make us worry. That's why we have Him. 
"Cast all your cares on Him because He cares for you." - 1 Peter 5:7 

My God is the God of the Universe. God of time and the creator of everything I see and can't see. He can handle the things we worry about without even breaking a sweat. So let Him!
But if you're like me, you need some practical ways to remember this throughout your day. So here we go. 
First, identify the lie that's causing you fear and worry. Then replace it with a true statement. These have to happen together. If you stop with identifying the lie, and don't replace it with truth, you'll just end up dwelling on the lie and worry even more. 
Here are some examples of some of the lies in my head and the truth God told me to replace them with...
Lie



Truth



"I'm running out of time"



"God, You are in control of my time."



"I'll never get it all done."



"Lord, help me to accomplish what needs to be done, and let go of the rest."



"Someone's going to be disappointed in me."



"God, I do everything for you and your glory, and not for people. As long as I work at it with all of my heart, I know You will not be disappointed in me." (Colossians 3:17)



This is a current work in progress for me, and I hope it's a tool that can help you to step out of the bondage of fear and worry over your schedule. Just remember, the God we serve is so much bigger than the most stressful part of your day. 
I'll leave you with an encouragement from a sign that I keep in my office: 
Lord, help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that you and I can't handle.

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