Too Hard To Handle

29 01 2008

More lessons from the dentist’s chair…

Thinking I heard the dentist wrong, I asked him to repeat it. “You’re brushing your teeth too hard,” he said. “Really? Too hard? I didn’t even know that was possible,” I said. ” Yes. It is. You’ve been brushing the enamel off of them. It’s best to just brush them very lightly.” Ah, who knew? I thought I had been doing good by scrubbing ’em like there’s no tomorrow.

Sometimes I think we try too hard to be perfect in some areas of our lives. We end up stressing out, worrying ourselves sick because we aren’t as far along as we want to be, which actually does more damage than good.

An enlightening idea on how to handle that heavy trip comes from 1 Peter 5:7 where he says, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

That’s good advice. Let’s quit being so hard on ourselves. Learn to loosen that tight grip, let go and let God’s Spirit lighten our load, that way we will
(BE)TTER.*

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