My Anxious Concern

The Apostle Paul wrote the following scriptures.

Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God.

2 Corinthians 11:28 – Apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxious concern for all the churches.

I hear the first one all the time – do not be anxious.  But rarely, if ever, do I hear the second.  I was emailing back and forth with someone this past week and this verse came into my head as I was driving back from a client.  I know she was anxiously awaiting my reply about being anxious because of people I pray for in my life.  God just gave the verse to me out of abyss of the mind.

There are many things I am thankful for.  Actually pretty much everything I have because it came from Him but I am very thankful for is the mind God gave me.  As I was writing in my journal this past week I wrote something along the lines of being content with who I am because God made me that way.  Not contentment in a “do not try to strive towards knowing God more” way of course.

So I guess we should get to the question at hand.  Is the Apostle Paul telling us to do as he says and not as he does?  I do not believe that to be the case but I would love to hear from any of the three people who read this blog.  🙂