Being Nervous

I’m not a big fan of being nervous. I usually mess stuff up when I’m nervous, make goofy mistakes & generally present myself poorly. I was on an important phone conversation earlier this week & I found myself getting nervous, stuttering, stumbling & sounding less than brainy :/
So what to do about being nervous? Here are a few helpful ideas:
*prepare ahead of time – usually my biggest downfall
*pray and ask God to give you peace
*stay focused on what’s immediate, not getting overwhelmed by what’s massive
*trust that God is bigger than your humanity & flaws – message out a mess, testimony from a test & redemption from rubble ūüôā

Have an awesome weekend!!

hot topic: sex

Tonight at our church, my husband & I are talking about sex. ¬†We’re splitting the audience so he’ll take the guys & I’ll take the chicks. ¬†For some quick insight, I¬†HATE¬†talking about this subject. ¬†In high school, I scheduled all of my orthodontist appointments to happen during the human sexuality class. ¬†Nevertheless, it’s a really important topic and the society in which I live seems to be more & more hyper-sexual.

As I’ve been thinking about what to say, I’ve found it really encouraging that the Bible is¬†not mute on this topic. ¬†In fact, it has lots to say about it & you might consider looking into a few of the following references for some reflection: ¬†Leviticus 18, Matt 5:27-29, Rom 1:21-32, 1 Cor ¬†6:12-20 & 1 Cor 7:1-5

Of course I could turn this particular post into something steamy & controversial, but I’d prefer to let the Bible do the talking for me on this topic. ¬†Of course you are very free & entirely accurate to call me chicken ūüôā

Or you can come tonight & get more details ,)

sometimes I get jittery

¬†I had some experiences today that had the potential to make me nervous, jittery & anxious – all for good reasons that don’t need the details here. ¬†But I think that we all struggle with being anxious, nervous & jittery for various reasons. ¬†Hopefully, this might provide some helpful ideas:

  • It always helps me when I’m anxious or jittery to take a minute & fix my thoughts on Jesus – gives me some good perspective
  • When I’m nervous, I want to be mindful that I’m not snappy with people because, then I feel bad in addition to feeling nervous
  • If I have some long-term nervousness going on, sometimes I’ll stop & make a list of the good things that God has done (inventory God’s faithfulness); ¬†this helps me to adjust my trust off of the anxiety & onto Jesus
  • asking a friend to pray can also be very helpful
  • God also reminded me one time that He has more answers than I have questions & that He has more solutions than I have problems – that was super helpful!!

Ps 55:22 says to cast our cares on the Lord because He cares for us.