I’m returning his gift

return to sender I’m returning his gift.
He can have it back. I don’t want it.

His gift, once unwrapped under its glitzy, golden paper of “concern” and “be prepared” and “it’s the motherly thing to do,” is plain ugly.

And, it turns out, the devil’s gift of “worry” is no gift at all.
It’s a debt.

Debt, n.
An ingenious substitute for
the chain and whip of the slave-driver
~ Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
 

And I don’t want to pay it anymore.

So instead of me being scared of his special delivery, he should be scared of mine.

Because mine is
stronger, bigger, smarter, better, sharper,
more accomplished, more equipped, more able, 
more prepared, more proven, more important, more glorious,
and the most loving 
EVER.
 

And this gift is delivered in a Person:  
     Jesus.

The gift of Grace outshines the debt of worry any day.
Every day. All days.

His Grace is amazing.
Open it and see.

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10 comments:

ed cyzewski said...

It certainly is important to remember where worry comes from. Thanks for this reminder!

HisFireFly said...

I love the way you declared such a simple truth!

Thank you.

Debbie Petras said...

Oh Lisa, I loved this post! Return to sender; YES. No more worry. I need to come back and read this again and again. :)

So glad you are also jamming with the Faith Barista today!

Blessings and love,
Debbie

P.S. I continue to pray for you as you go through your grieving.

Anonymous said...

Simple and powerful. I liked learning a differnt meaning for debt.

Sue Harrison said...

Wonderful, Lisa. I've never though of worry as debt, but it sure is.

justcallmerie said...

Lisa, I hope you don't mind, but I posted today about this post. I love it!

Thanks. Pray you are coping well.

Mike and Debbie said...

Amen! Beautifully said.

Lisa notes... said...

Rie,
You inspired me doubly by your post. Thanks! We'll talk...

Anonymous said...

Yes! So wonderfully said!

Bonnie Gray said...

Hi Lisa! You have a gift for pouring a strong shot of encouragement! Loved the metaphor because I am guilty of often returning things to the store! :) LOL. I need to do the same with worry! Thanks for jamming! I love this.

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