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Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She blogs at SimpleHomeschool.net and SteadyMom.com.

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  1. i tend to worry about the future but what God wants me to do instead is trust in Him!

  2. I tend to worry about my grades but what God wants me to do instead is trust him.

  3. I tend to worry about “getting everything done”, but what God wants me to do instead is focus on loving my kids.

  4. My biggest worry is that I am not good enough.
    That is a very selfish statement, and shows a lack of faith, but that is what the wee-small-voice in my head tells me often.

  5. I tend to worry about what will become of my firstborn, What God wants is to just love him and trust HIM.

  6. I tend to worry about whether or not I’m doing a good enough job as a mother but what God wants me to do is enjoy my family and relax!

  7. I tend to worry about my children’s futures, when what God wants me to do is enjoy this day, this very moment I have with them…I have wasted soooo many days gone by worrying about the future….I know that fear and worry do NOT come from God and He speaks against worrying about tomorrow….I am 44 and it is still a battle for me!!

  8. I didn’t worry as much when they were small as I do now sometimes; they are 19 and 16, and I worry about where they are, when they are driving, who they are with, even though I know most of their friends. They live part of the time at their dad’s house, a few days a week with me, I have no “control,” but I can pray. And pray I do! Daily, nightly, esp. now that they are out later and driving home in a busy, dangerous city.
    My oldest has told my husband some of his really bad choices; choices which have changed his life forever…but I pray that he still learns and grows and keeps God close in his heart, even though I know God isn’t important to him now. Now that he’s a college student and a part-time firefighter, he thinks he knows more than I. So enjoy your little ones; they grow up to be men and women and sometimes they follow what we taught them and sometimes they don’t.

  9. I tend to worry about what others think of me and my family, but what God wants me to do instead is to think biblically.

  10. I tend to worry about my boy’s salvation but God wants me to trust in His perfect timing.

  11. “I tend to worry about having a clean house, but what God wants me to do instead is love and play with my children and not be so uptight.

  12. I tend to worry about doing everything “right”, but what God wants me to do instead is rely on Him to do my best and trust that He will work it all out for good.

  13. Mine’s the same as one above…I tend to worry about getting everything done, but what God wants me to do instead is just love and spend time with my kids.

  14. I tend to worry if I’m preparing my children well for their futures, but what God wants me to do instead is to rest in him.

  15. I tend to worry about planning for the future, but what God wants me to do instead is trust that he has my future in His hands so I can enjoy the beauty of today.

  16. I tend to worry if I am making the best future decisions for my children and I, but God keeps reminding me to rest in the peace that He is in control. I am in a domestic situation with upcoming court hearings

  17. I tend to worry about my girls’ safety, but what God wants me to do instead is have faith in His perfect plan for their lives.

  18. I tend to worry about my three innocent kids’ future, but what God wants me to do instead is trust in what He has already done for us in the past.

  19. I tend to worry about the mistakes I have made, but what God wants me to do is to Trust Him with their past, present and future. There is nothing I can do about the past , but what God wants me to do is to forgive myself for any past mistakes I have made, and commit them daily to God and trust Him with their future.

  20. Oh Jamie, I said that? I have no memory of this. I’m again amazed how words you’ve spoken and I’ve spoken have reached into our respective lives and touched them for the better. So very, very blessed to call you friend. xoxox

  21. I tend to worry about my girls being safe in everything they do, but what God wants me to do instead is to trust that He will hold them in His arms of love.

  22. I tend to worry about my inablities and shortcomings and how that will affect my kids in the long run, but what God wants me to do instead is lean back in His ALL sufficient grace. To rest IN Him and let Him rest ON me.

  23. I tend to worry about the outside world corrupting and hurting my daughter, but what God wants me to do instead is lean on Him and trust His guidance in her life.

  24. I tend to worry that I am messing up my children greatly, but God wants me to trust Him and believe He loves them more than I do!

  25. I tend to worry about making the “right” decision or making sure things happen the “right” or “best” way, but what God wants me to do instead is remember that He’s more interested in my relationship with Him, with the process, than with the product I’m able to create or what I’m able to accomplish.

    (What Nicki posted is a close second, though!)

  26. I tend to worry that I’m not enough, but what God wants me to do is rest in Him so that He is enough.

  27. I tend to worry about if I’m doing everything right but what God intends me to know that what I’m doing is good enough.

  28. I tend to worry about things that are out of my control anyways, but what God wants me to do instead is depend 100% on Him.

  29. I tend to worry about the future, but what God wants me to do instead is rest in trust of Him and His plans!

  30. I tend to worry about money and being able to provide opportunities for my kids, but what God wants me to do instead is to trust in Him to provide exactly what my family needs.

  31. I tend to worry about the past and the future, but What God wants me to do instead is to live in the now.

  32. I tend to worry about the safety of my children but what God wants me to do instead is focus on His sovereignty and remember that He will provide me with the strength I need to get through anything.

  33. I tend to worry about how my children view me, but what God wants me to do is remind myself of the Truth of how He views me.

  34. I tend to worry that I am going to mess my kids up for life in some unknown way or because of my responses. God want me to trust Him and learn to walk in the Spirit.

  35. I tend to worry that I’m not exposing our kids to enough of the ‘fun activities’ the world has to offer, but what God wants me to do instead is remember if I offer them myself and Christ’s love each day they are exposed to a life of true joy.

  36. I tend to worry about “ruining” my kids by being a bad mom, but what God wants me to do instead is trust Him to shape my children – and me.”

  37. I tend to worry about too many things to list!!! That is sad to admit. I know God wants me to trust in Him. I need to cast all my cares upon Him. Thank you for the reminder!

  38. I tend to worry about my mistakes, failures and weaknesses , but what God wants me to do instead is rest in the TRUTH of the FINISHED work of Jesus Christ. Its so hard to apply this knowledge to my life, pray for that!

  39. I tend to worry about how I will cope if I have to move again, but what God wants me to do instead is trust that I will have what I need provided (friends, community, strength, etc)

  40. I tend to worry that my shortcomings as a mother will ruin my children but God wants me to trust Him when He picked me for this job! He will equip me to meet their needs,

  41. I tend to worry about not making enough of a difference in the world, but God wants me to
    Just stay in the present & give my best to what’s real & in front of me – especially my family & those with whom I work.

  42. I tend to worry about being too tired to make
    It through the day with a toddler and a new newborn but God wants me to rely on his strength instead of focusing on how tired I am.

  43. I tend to worry about getting everything done (and having the energy to!), but I know God wants me to rest in Him instead.

  44. I tend to worry about how my husband’s relationship with our son with autism will progress as our son gets older, but God wants me to trust in His mercy and His ability to bring the healing love of the holy Trinity into our family relationships.

  45. I tend to worry about the progress in school my three adopted children have,because they learned so late how to read and to write, but God wants me to believe in their capacities.

  46. I tend to worry about the future for my little family, but God wants me to trust Him (the author and care-taker of that future) instead.

  47. I tend to worry about my inability to protect my children adequately, but God wants me to trust Him for discernment and grace through whatever He ordains,

  48. “I tend to worry about whether I’ll have any time for myself, but what God wants me to do instead is serve others and seek my rest in Him.”