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Melissa Zaldivar is a social in the world of academics and an academic in the world of socials. She's an author and podcast host with a BA in Communications and an MA in Theology. She loves a good sandwich, obscure history, and wandering around New England antique shops.

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  1. HA! Just today I was wondering why it felt like my nerve endings were on fire.
    I am retired and blessings are abundant. What’s the deal?
    Ya gotta let the ball go and ya gotta let the Lord catch your
    fears and concerns. “I wasn’t winding up; I was getting wound up.”

  2. As the mom of three baseball-playing boys, I’m going to look at the pitcher’s windup in a whole new light now. So good, Melissa. Grateful for your honesty and encouragement.

  3. Melissa thank for this. How quickly we can get wound up over very little. It could be we are tired. Someone says something they don’t mean it in on kind way. But because we are tired. We can get wound up about it. Then we can get into our heads thoughts that why did they say that. We get mad and wond up over what they said. That is what the Enemy wants. To make us mad with the person for saying something that they did not mean any wrong in it. Because we are tired we take it the wrong way. We have to stop and look at what was said to us. Think would God wants us to let what they said to us annoy us. Make us mad. Then then think all sorts of wrong things about the person. I think no. So in times we have to see who would want us to get mad and wound up about it. That we think wrong thoughts about the person. That is Enemy. We have then put a stop to him. Say no I not going think those bad thought. I going not take what they said the wrong way and let it wind me up. I going to take it to Jesus. Ask him to take all thoes bad thoughts away. As the songs Says”What a friend we have in Jesus all our sins and grief’s to bear. What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer.” Know how true thoes words are in that song and not let the enemy win. Take it to God in prayer and stop being wound up by it all. Just unwind in arms of Jesus and not get wound up over it. Let the Holy Spirit wind blow over us to think nice thoughts about the person. Think maybe they just said it in a wrong way. I say Amen to that. Melissa thank you sharing this. Keeping you all incourage in my prayers. Love Dawn Ferguson-Little xx

  4. This was truly a blessing to read! I can completely identify with that feeling as of lately. Asking the questions of What do I do next? What am I supposed to be doing now? Am I in the right place? Is my calling something else? What I’m learning is, it was all attached to my fear of the unknown future. I’m just in a space of learning to entrust God with my unknowns and putting my best foot forward each day with what I know to be true. Thanks for the post!

  5. Melissa,

    Oh how easy it is to get wound up with anxiety. We want to know the next steps of life now. Instead of trusting God & waiting or Him to show us we rush ahead. Constantly moving, doing things & worrying if it’s the right thing or time. All we really need to do is trust that God knows best. Spend time with Him in prayer daily & seek His guidance. Then & only then will we be able to hear from God & be calm. We should remember God already knows our future all that lies ahead. So why not consult the expert?

    Blessings 🙂