It’s Lent and I Already Messed Up
By Gaby Smith
On Ash Wednesday, I was determined to make this Lent the best one yet. I decided to give up worrying. Yes, worrying.
So far, it’s been going “ok.”
I told my fiancé that I am giving up worrying for Lent. He thinks it’s a good idea.
There have been a few times where he’s like “You’re worrying. You don’t need to worry! Everything will work out.” Then, a few days later, everything I worried about a couple of days ago, worked out. He was right, there was no need to worry.
I found myself more at peace. I wake up every morning allowing God to enter into my heart and my life. I tell him my concerns and find myself at peace. This is a complete surrender. Honestly, it’s extremely challenging.
God is a merciful God. He’s a trusting God. It’s ok to mess up.
I knew that worrying less and less about my minuscule problems would bring me closer to him. I really try not to beat myself up when I find myself worrying.
Yes, that means I’ve messed up in Lent already. That’s ok. When I try again, I know that God is pleased that I’m doing my best to strengthen my relationship with him.
Giving up worrying for Lent is a challenge. Are you up for it?