Tonight before quartet practice, I had very stressful moments, filled with confusion, anxiety, and frustration. That was affecting my nerves as I drove to rehearsal. I kept confessing that anxiety to the Lord as I drove. Finally, I decided I wasn’t going to allow that to continue. I decided and said out loud “I am going to be calm.” The feeling were still there, but they were less and less. Then I chose to think about more important things, like what I have and how God is in control. Then after playing the music and looking at the words, I was reminded of the Lord’s faithfulness to me – to us all. If it were not for these decisions, I would still be stuck in self-pity and just general self … everything. The choices we make do make a difference. The feelings will come later.