SO I WAS SITTING AT THE FRONT DESK of my gym today and instead of taking each membership card and swiping it myself, I decided to put the scanner out so the members could swipe it themselves (sanitary reasons). I found it unbelievable how many of the members struggled to get their card to scan. I watched them struggle for a second, then I stepped in and helped. Member after member anxiously tussled with their card and the scanner. They quickly moved the card from side to side, up and down and without thinking a lot of them would turn the card backward; the barcode away from the scanner.
I had a talk with God this morning during my drive to work. After a very emotional night, (I thought I was through with "those type" of nights) I woke up feeling better, but slightly angry. I wanted God to speak to me. Between the unstableness of working in the entertainment world, my living situation and me feeling like I failed at love... I just wanted things to be better. I was anxious, tired... all over the place, just trying my best to "do the right thing."
I continued to watch each member struggle to scan their card. Each time, I calmly held the barcode in front of the scanner... and it scanned. After doing this several times, I said to one of the trainers, "If they just calm down, stop being so anxious and hold the card still, it will scan."
Immediately, I heard God. "If you just calm down, stop being so anxious and be still... I will work everything out."
Position the barcode (your problems) in front of the scanner (God). Then, be still... and know... that He is God.
~Encouraging you as I encourage myself...
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phillipians 4:6-7)
"Be still and know that I am God!..." (Psalm 46:10)