Don’t take yourself too seriously, he said

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Lydia likes to plan herself and assess situations before diving in. she likes to think and re-think, analyze and ask questions at least to eliminate the dangers ahead. She knows she cannot guarantee all will be well but she wants to be sure she has done her homework and minimized every possible downturn. Is that a wise practice?

Man proposes but God disposes. Lydia knows she can plan all she wants but it doesn’t eliminate the unexpected sudden blessings that will come her way or avert the unanticipated failures that she will experience. It’s all part of the beauty of life. Yes – beauty. If we were to know everything, then we wouldn’t have to try anymore. We wouldn’t have to learn. We wouldn’t have to even serve God because then we would be Gods ourselves.

These things cloud her thoughts. Confusion and frustration sets in when things aren’t going her way. Lydia’s wish is to be the perfect servant to God, daughter to my parents, wife to one husband, and mother to her children. It is possible, isn’t it? But then he says to Lydia, don’t take yourself too seriously. Even Lydia wishes she doesn’t overthink everything all the time.

What would be your advice to Lydia and everyone in like regard?



11 thoughts on “Don’t take yourself too seriously, he said

  1. That’s the best advice anyone could give another. Life is too short to be taken too seriously. Tell Lydia to live! And stop trying to be perfect. It can strain and lead to a breakdown.

  2. Unfortunately i cannot advice Lydia as we suffer the same malady. Everyday i find myself ordering my brain to stop overthinking issues and events. I will try not too take life so seriously going forward.

  3. Lydia should do all she can do but leave the rest to God.
    That’s easier said than done, especially for someone who likes to over analyse issues.
    It takes a total and complete trust in God to keep from always trying to think about the future and what it holds.
    It’s good to plan but also know that it’s God’s ultimate counsel that will stand
    No wonder the Bible says:
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…”

  4. My thoughts for Lydia is to rest on God. Overthinking has never solved any problems but only enhances them. It’s not an easy practice but she has to start making that conscious effort.

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