“Did you know that to worry about a situation you are making a conscious choice to do so?”
-Mike C. Adams
Sometimes I can be so indecisive, putting off making a decision until the very last minute. And once I make a decision, I find myself second guessing it, debating whether it was the right choice. Worrying what might happen as a result of the decision or what people around me might think. Every decision we make can have such a ripple effect. Having a choice is a great thing but it can be stressful at times.
The other day I was talking to a friend. Somehow we started to talk about the birds in the sky and how they fly without really knowing where they’re going or having a choice. Yet they seem at such peace, careless, and free. Sometimes I feel like our ability to make choices often weighs us down, complicate things, and hold us back from making the right choice. There are so many times when our ability to choose is influenced by fear, anger, anxiety, or our desire to be in control. But birds just seem to trust and not worry. Not concerned with where their next meal will come from, overthinking everything they have to do, and faced constantly with having to make choices. They just fly and trust.
Years ago, a friend got me a plaque with the verse “show me the way I should walk”. Although it’s meant to be a spiritual insight, it was kind of an amusing gift because of my issues with walking.
Watching birds fly in the sky reminded me of this verse. They are not concerned with making choices or worried about anything beyond the present moment. Sometimes I feel as though our ability to choose can be our downfall in life. There’s so much chaos going on in our world right now, differing opinions, and so much of it is affected by choice. Seeing birds flying carelessly in the sky reminds me to trust. To not obsess over making quick, rash decisions or worry about things outside of our control. But instead to ponder all things in your heart and to trust.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding