Friday, March 18, 2011

Like mother, like daughter

The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I'm a chip off the old block. Like mother, like daughter.

They wouldn't be cliches if they weren't true so often.

My mom e-mailed me a quote from a Joyce Meyer book she is reading this morning. "I trust God completely; there is no need to worry. Worrying doesn't change the situation, but it does change us. Worse than that, by worrying we end up helping the devil in his goal of tormenting us."

It didn't take any explanation as to why she sent this to me.

We're both worriers. We've had to address those issues over the years and have worked together to try to overcome our faults, but we both still struggle with it.

The parts of life I worry about have changed over the years, however, I still worry. I try to trust God, but often, when I can't see the answers, I find it difficult. That's not really trust at all.

Last night, I got an e-mail from my boss detailing upcoming projects that go on top of my normal work. I was OK with it, because I have gotten used to the number of extra projects to take on. At the end of the e-mail she said, "I hope I haven't overwhelmed you, but I see how it could."

After a little bit, I started worrying about not feeling overwhelmed. Should I be overwhelmed? Am I not doing a good enough job that this isn't overwhelming?

My mom said the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

It's not great that we both worry so much, but I guess at least we have someone to encourage us in the struggle - each other!


  1. Sad, but true! We'll keep working on it. Aren't you glad God is so patient??

  2. If he weren't so patient, I would be long gone :) We have a wonderful God who really loves us to put up with all we do to him!