Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hakuna Matata

Is. 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.
Hakuna matata is a beautiful phrase from the Swahili language. In short that means “no worries for the rest of life”!
Isn’t that a nice concept? No worries for the rest of your life. Can you imagine?
On the threshold of tomorrow, we all have worries and concerns. I like to give all my worries to God because I feel He is better equipped to handle my baggage than I am capable of doing.
Writers have worries also, and with each word, sentence, paragraph, we wonder (not worry) if the next page will be as smoothly as the first. Will we or won’t we even be able to finish the book, short story? Will the words surface like bubbles under water, rise to the occasion; Be lifted by a force so that when it reaches the surface we grab it, only for it to pop?
Oh dear, I’ve opened a can of worms. But not to worry. Life is too short to sit in the worry pool. We would never accomplish anything in this place and time if we sat with worry by our side because where there is worry, doubt being its best friend, is right there alongside you too! I can list a whole slew of synonyms that ride along with worry and believe me, if you befriend worry, that list of synonyms clings to it like a spitball to a wall. Anguish, distress, misery, and my favorite worry friend, torture!
Do you see what I’m getting at here? If you allow one ounce of worry into your way of thinking, the other negative influences think they have a place in there too and they make sure they squeeze into the scene, never allowing for a positive and uplifting energy to form.The negative makes sure that the positive oozes out of the way, leaving you with what, one positive and ten negatives?
I’m no scientist here, but I’m 99.9% sure that ten negatives outweigh that one positive that is lingering there. So what I’m leading up to is an all encompassing peace to blanket your soul and carry you away from the worry scene.
Thoughts like ‘I WILL write!’, “I WILL accomplish my goal!”, “I WILL __________!” Place any positive on that line and you will do all you can do, be all you can be and achieve the outcome that you desire.
As I head off to Omaha in the morning, am I worried of the outcome? NO! Because I’ve placed worry and all his synonym friends in a pail for the Lord to carry across the sand for me, after all, it is His footprints I see, not my own!
Luke 12: 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Matt 6: 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.


June said...

Write on, Joni! (okay - so that word works here too!)


Worry is such an incredible waste of energy.

I love the I CAN...I WILL phrases. Everytime a negative thought tries to make it's way ... Just give back a positive one!

Works for me!

Deborah said...

I'm lovin' this! <3

joni said...

Thanks Deb! What can I say...one word or two can trigger a whole slew of words to follow!

Just by saying Hakuna Matata, this is what surfaced today. :)

joni said...

It is the way it should be! I think that meerkat and warthog knew a thing or two after all! ;)
(You did see Lion King, right?)lol

M. SUE said...

I wish I had seen this sooner, but this is still good for future reference. I am not sure who deserves credit, but from the time I first read it, I never forgot it. (for some reason! )
"Worry is an old man,
with bended head,
Carrying a load of feathers
that he thinks is lead."
Loving thoughts and prayers are with you ~ suesmuse

joni said...

Thanks Sue!
I'll try to remember that one with so many worry free thoughts in my head, there is plenty of room for this one in there. ;)

Having fun at WVU? :) I'm having fun at f2k! :)