Is there something you are worried about? Are you concerned about someone? Your business, work, a loved one, the future, marriage, finances, you?
Sometimes even the little things like what time to do certain things can make us anxious. Should I or should I not? is it the right time, or is it not?
Worrying about certain things can be draining; it’s okay to think and analyse things but don’t overthink and get yourself worked up.
When you realise you are worried about something or someone, here’s what you can do.
- Consciously stop thinking about it immediately.
Been anxious or worried can be exhausting, so why do something that wouldn’t bring a positive result. Worrying doesn’t make the situation better; instead, it makes you even more scared and anxious.
And who of you by worrying can add one hour to [the length of] his life?
Matthew 6:27 AMP
- Replace the “worry thoughts” with affirmative words and thoughts. For example, instead of “why is this happening to me”, replace it with I know I am favoured despite what is happening. Instead of “I don’t even know what to do anymore”, say “I know what to do because I have Christ in me”.
- Pray about it: God indeed hears when you speak to Him. Tell him about your worries, and He sure would answer.
“But I have prayed about it before.” You say.
Then thank God for it, thank Him in advance that you’ve received what you have prayed for. He always hears, and He sure answers.
- Get on with your day: I don’t know if you realise this, but an individual can spend more than ten minutes worrying. It steals your time, so as much as you can, take your mind off the “situation” and get on with your day.
- Be assured that all will be fine.
And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
Matthew 6:30 NLT
This verse sums up everything.
Stop worrying today; God’s has everything under control.