Websters definition for Analyze – is to make analysis of, examine of detail.
The Thesaurus meaning – is dissect, examine, investigate, breakdown take apart, resolve into elements.
My favorite OVER THINKING!
We girls love to examine, take apart ,breakdown or dissect everything from the clothes in our closet of what we will wear that day, or “over think” the clothes to pack for a vacation. It took me two days to pack for a 4 day trip and when I got there to where I was going I only wore half of what I brought.
I find myself analyzing everything! The last few weeks I have been examining every detail of what will happen prior to my surgery date of April 15th. I’m theoretically taking apart every detail of what might happen. Who will be there in the hospital room? How long will the 1st surgery take? How soon will I have a seizure so I can have my second surgery ? How long will my recovery be? What will I look like afterwards? Will I slur my words? Will I be able to have enough strength to attend Jillian’s graduation in May and be part of all the summer fun things. Here I go. Over thinking. Trying to analyze everything and trying to come up with an answer. An answer I DO NOT HAVE!! I have to keep reminding myself that it’s okay. I am trying to pack a huge suitcase full of what if’s in all different sizes for all kinds of weather and I not know the outcome. If I really think about it all I really need is probably a carry on with few comfy clothes ,some socks to keep my feet warm, my bible, my favorite coffee to go mug, maybe a blanket and more importantly my make up bag full of love, grace, and faith.
Girlfriends, I know it’s hard. Even more so for us with our pilot’s gone all the time. We will create problems in our mind at 2am in the morning or analyze a situation with one of our kids knowing that WE have to figure out the answer to the problem. It goes on and on and on. We will end up creating a problem that wasn’t even there in there in the first place.
Next time try not to over pack that bag and stuff it with things that you don’t need to worry about. I know easier said then done. Trust me I know. A little trick I do sometimes is I make a list of things that worry me or that I want to let my husband know about when he gets home and 9 times out of 10 by the time he gets home what is on that list doesn’t really matter anymore or the problems has solved all on its own.
Isn’t that what God does with us? We will go to him with a list of our problems or a huge suitcase full of stuff and once we have done so He simply looks at it and just throws it away or will show us what to pack for our upcoming trip.