Jamie, peace, worth

Monday Mayhem Are You Feeling It?

Anyone feel like a million dollars?? Yeah, me neither. I want to! I saw a chiropractor for the first time in ten years.  Last week a friend told me about all the miracles that could happen in your body with a few simple adjustments: pain relief, weight loss, better sleep, and so on.

I really wanted to see one after hearing her talk about it. Well, wouldn’t you know, two days after hearing my friend rant and rave, I ran across a special on Facebook for a new chiropractic office in town. For $21, I get a consultation, an exam, and two adjustments. I said to myself, “It’s a sign”.

We’ll try anything, won’t we? (I’ll let you know in the weeks to come how it goes).

Happy Monday, guys! It’s me again, Jamie Henderson! I can’t believe it’s already been a month. I’m excited to spend another Monday with you. Mondays are typically my days off since I work at a church, but if your days off are like mine, it’s not really a day off.

This month’s theme is worth and I enjoyed reading Stephanie’s struggle with worth last week and how it has personally affected her. I can totally relate to finding your worth in a guy. I can relate to finding your worth in a lot of things.

My favorite thing to find my worth in recently has been work. My kids are grown and my grandbaby has a great mom, so he doesn’t really need me that much. My husband is awesome and he loves spending time with me, but overall, he’s pretty self-sufficient. I have great friends and most of them are fairly successful in life, so we hang out when it’s convenient.

But the thing that needs me the most is my job. It can’t run without me. It would fall apart if I didn’t give it a good 50 to 60 hours per week. And I’m so good at what I do, I just can’t stop doing it. Is anyone picking up on the sarcasm yet??

I actually operate most days like my church or the Learning Center (our full day pre-school and after school program) couldn’t run one single day without my presence or expertise. The fact of the matter is I think I need it as much as it needs me. And I take on the stress of making sure everything runs perfectly and everyone is happy because I struggle with people pleasing.

Hence the need for the chiropractor. I have recently developed the ever so smallest crick in my neck that seems to be stress related.

I take on the stress because I love to find my worth in running an amazing Children’s Ministry and preschool. If everyone is happy and everyone loves me, then I can feel good about myself and I can sleep well at night.

The truth is it could all run just fine without me. We have a great team and great parents and we have created amazing partnerships.

If you think I sound codependent now, you should have heard me three years ago. God has been doing an amazing work in my life to help me find my worth in Him. It has been an incredible journey and the way He has used circumstances, scripture, and friends to help me grow has been remarkable.

I want to leave you with a verse to get you through the week. I will tell you specifically how this one verse has made a difference in my life in the last year when we meet again on Friday.

“I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”  (Galatians 2:20 ESV)

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