The feeling of worry alone can be crippling and catastrophic to one’s spirit. Being anxious can cause many to act out of character, make irrational decisions, and even keep people from doing what they know they need to do at the time.
What usually happens with you become worried or anxious? You can’t focus. You either make poor food/health decisions or don’t even want to eat at all. You become stressed and irritable and often take it out on others. You begin to feel lost and forget what you know to be true. Yes, all of these things can happen. Can you relate? We’ve all been there.
Worrying about things we cannot control is in our human nature; But what if you let go of that control? What? Let go of control? Yep, that’s what I said.
Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalms 55:22
If there is anything that I have learned, it’s that there is no sense in worrying. There is no sense in trying to figure out what’s going to happen tomorrow or the day after. What you have and know is right now. There have been so many times where I didn’t take action in the moment because I thought “What if I am making a mistake? What if it does not work out? What will people have to say about me?” This mentality kept me from reaching my full potential and maybe receiving sooner than later what God was trying to give me.
Instead we have to put our trust in the Lord, remain faithful, and take action in the areas needed.
If it is your health, don’t worry about 6 months from now not meeting your ideal weight goal, but instead take one day at a time and maybe think about where you’d like to be 2 weeks from now instead.
If it’s your job, don’t worry about all of the transition taking place and let fear of the unknown consume you, but instead know that in due time, an opportunity will present itself to you to progress.
If you need to have a “talk” with a loved one about something important, but you are worried about how they will react, just trust that the Lord will be in control –whatever the outcome.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6
I don’t know about you, but I am so grateful in this moment and I don’t want to waste my time, talent, and gifts worrying about what others think and how situations will play out. I find comfort in knowing that he said, “if I ask, then I shall receive, if I seek, then I shall find, and if I knock, the door will be opened to me.”
So what’s the point in worrying? Don’t worry, be happy. 🙂