Mr. M and I have bought a house for a dear relative who is not at the top of her game health-wise. Now, I would be really bummed out if I surprised a friend with a coffee drink and she didn't like it. I would have wasted several dollars, and I'd be disappointed for having done that. Not to brag, but this house was more than several dollars. If said relative comes and refuses to live in the house, we will have wasted quite a few dollars, and we-meaning I-will have to escort her home (across the country.) This would fall on me, since Mr. M has a job and all, and can't just take off for several days. This would be a bad situation, since I have nerves of spaghetti, and my relatives nerves are even more jelly-like than mine. So flying would be out. We'd have to drive across the country. But see what I did there? I'm already driving my relative home because she hates it here, when in reality, she hasn't even come out yet. Do you see why I'm memorizing 1 Peter 5:7, casting all your cares on Him because He cares for you? And trying with all my mental might to put into practice Phil. 4:6 and think about the things that are real and true??
In writing this, it is my hope and prayer that you will pray for me and Mr. M and our relative, and also that you will be encouraged to know that you aren't the only one who struggles with anxiety--assuming you do, and if you are a woman, I'm almost sure you do. You aren't alone.