What, Me Worry?

I felt a ball in the pit of my stomach as I hung up the phone at work. Audit. The word conjured up images of IRS agents going through years worth of records looking for a period missing on an obscure document long forgotten in the the bottom of a box.

Of course this was Canada...and not a government audit. No, this was a company auditor flying all the way from Toronto to go through everything with a fine tooth comb.

Over the next few weeks, the burning sensation in my stomach got worse with each email from the auditor. I took over the job with all of the paperwork handed to me in boxes. I did not even know what was in half of them.

Finally, the fateful day arrived.....

and it wasn't so bad!

After 3 days and many hours the auditor filled me in on areas needing improved and nothing that I worried about came to pass.

It was actually fun. There was a word I never expected to use when in the midst of an audit.

Matthew 6:34, "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Matthew 6:27, "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"

In the end, I worried for nothing. I wasted time and energy projecting what might happen instead of praying and trusting God.

I'd like to say it won't happen again.....

I don't think I can. However, I can say I will be seeking God for strength in this area. I covet your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Glad it ended up being "fun." =) S.

herbhalstead said...

thanks for the reminder... I don't worry much, but when I do, I really worry.

Paul Wilkinson said...

We've had the other kind of audit. We prayed that we would find favour with whoever we got, as our situation is more of a 'calling' and less of a 'job' and we don't pay ourselves a salary.

Fortunately the auditor had two uncles who were ministers and somewhat understood the complexities.

I only have two more months left to serve. (...just kidding!)

RDA said...

@herbhalstead - I here you brother!