I could use a win

How many times have you called the sales department of any store during business hours and no one answered? OK, how about when you called the 15th or 16th time?

I was having one of those days. I could’ve used a win.

It’s not like this was third world problems going on here. But it wasn’t just the unanswered phone calls bringing me down. I was also driving around trying to get some deliveries (UberEats) and coping with an ongoing headache.

I sat in an empty parking lot dialing the number over and over (referring back to that sales department… who must’ve taken the month off for Christmas?) and coming up with nothing. Frustration was mounting. I was just needing a little victory, someone to answer the dang phone!

I didn’t get a win that day. No one answered the phone. I didn’t get any UberEats deliveries. Here’s where I’m about to get all spiritual. Hey, I need some help here, so why not try God, you know? The Bible says to cast our cares on God because he cares for us (1 Peter 5:7). I love this because of what it says, and what it doesn’t say. There aren’t qualifications for these “cares.” Doesn’t have to be only big concerns, only life-altering issues, it’s not required to only bring Him the big things life throws our way.

He wants it all.

So the best way I knew how, I prayed and placed these anxious things from my life into God’s hands. I don’t know exactly how it works when this transfer takes place. I can’t even say that my day-to-day situation changed, as far as I can tell. But I just did the best I could to give up control. It was a real “Jesus, take the wheel” moment, if you will.

With that said, I’m not sitting back, resting on my laurels as they say in the south. There’s some kind of way to believe it all depends on God but work as if it all depends on me, that’s how my brother put it a few years ago.

Hoping for (and expecting) a few wins in the near future, thanks for stopping by…

-Out of the Wilderness

Published by Ben Wilder

Since 2005, I've called Nashville home. I'm the leader of the pack, which includes an 11-year-old beagle and a 9-year-old blue heeler mix. My days include writing, video editing, dog boarding, and other fun activities. Thanks for checking out my blog, I hope you enjoy it!

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