Careful, or King James Careful?

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing, but in everything
by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving
let your requests be made known unto God.

I find it harder to trust God with my job than with my life. Getting through cancer was not about my performance. There was nothing I could do but trust and pray. So I did.

My job is about my performance. It is much harder to trust God for the outcome of my actions, especially when, at least in hindsight, I can see they were wrong.

The Bible says our righteousness is like filthy rags. God is teaching me that the difference between Him using my success and Him using my failures is – not much!

This understanding is not a reason to do less than my best – or skip being “careful” (in the quality of work as opposed to full of anxiety definition). It is, for me, a reason to cast my fear on God and focus on doing my best. Fear causes me to make bad choices, especially at work. I need to work with the knowledge that God has my back.

I’m so thankful that God has chosen me, and not rejected me. Isaiah 41:9&10


About reclinerwoman

I was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer on 3/25/2008 and completed treatment on 11/6/2008. My cancer-free date is 8/27/2008. My desire is to encourage cancer patients and the ones who love them.
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