“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
It’s dark now; night has fallen. I’m sitting in front of a cozy fire in my garden, giving thanks for another fine day. My thoughts turn to the work week ahead, and an uneasy feeling snakes its way up my spine. Even though the fire wraps its warmth around me, I shiver, just a little. “I’ve got a lot on my plate this week, God,” I prayed.
“I know,” God answered me.
“I’m a bit unsettled about the changes that are coming. I feel rather disoriented and not very confident,” I shared.
“That’s the problem,” God said.
“What’s the problem? That I feel disoriented?”
“It’s your focus that is the problem,” God answered.
“Yes. Your focus. If you want to have more confidence, especially as you navigate through changes, focus on results, instead of your feelings. Your feelings may lie to you, or even stop you from doing what needs to be done,” He explained.
“Hmmmmm. Sounds kinda like pop-psychology,” I said.
God chuckled. “Whatever you want to call it, it works.”
“So, I focus on the results I want instead of my feelings?
“Not just the results you want, but the results of your work so far, too.”
“I’ve got to say I’m a bit surprised. Usually, you give me advice on spiritual matters, like how to love, or how to forgive,” I said.
“Your success is a spiritual matter of sorts,” God replied. “It is a part of the whole of your life. It’s important.”
“Thank you,” I said, “It’s good to know that you are looking out for me in all things.
God chuckled again. “If you only knew how much I’m looking out for you!”
I smiled and poked the fire. It was beginning to die down. “Focus on results, not feelings,” I said out loud to myself. The flames sprung to life again and I sat back, basking in the peace of knowing God’s watching out for all of my life, including my work. He’s watching out for all of your life, too.