“Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” (Matthew 6:27)
In this society we live in today tells us we need to have this or that, or look like this, or buy that car, or have that person, or that job. This world is full of distractions and temptations to “satisfied”, but the thing is if we look to possessions or wealth to make us happy we will always whined up empty and then try to seek more and end up empty all over again. I believe it is because God has designed us to go to Him when we are “weary and burdened and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
What is worry?
Worry is something everyone has struggled with. It is also something that few people actually talk about because it is so present and alive in our lives. Worry is to way to anxiety and to allow one’s mind to dwell on difficulties.
There are two different types of worry:
- 1. Is solvable worry which means it has a solution.
- 2. Is unsolvable worry which means it is out of your control
How can we stop worry?
I truly believe the only way to really conquer worry is to figure out exactly what you are worried about? Okay so what do I mean by that? For example, if you are worried you are going to lose your job why? Lets say you lose your job, okay then you cant pay rent or car payment okay so then you will have to move back in with your parents and sell your car and buy a cheaper one. Okay so what you really worried about is what people think about you , not about losing your job. I hope this makes sense. Worry is something I have struggled with a lot, but doing this exercise has really helped me with combating what I am truly worried about.
The most important thing is you understand how to stop worrying starts and ends with you. But you cannot do it on your own. I truly believe you need Gods help in order to truly conquer any fear especially worry.
Why should we stop worry?
There are numerous bible verses telling us what to do about worry, and that the bible says we shouldn’t worry. God commands us not to worry, therefore we should stop worrying.
Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus”.
John 14:1 – “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.
Life your best life today
I use to be the one to worry about everything. It got so bad I couldn’t even think straight. My whole day consisted about worrying about this and that. It wasn’t until I got sick and tired of worrying and when I figured out what I was truly worried about. Even when I prayed and asked God to help me I still struggled with it. It wasn’t until I truly realized why its wrong and what I could do to fix it. Now I still struggle with it from time to time but nothing as bad as it was. If you are anything like me I pray and hope you may change and realize you can conquer your worries with Gods help and live out your dreams today! 🙂