Do you worry a lot? Most of us do. We experience anxiety in many forms throughout the course of our daily lives. We worry about the future, or about not getting to your next meeting on time because of traffic, or about what people think of you, or even with questions that randomly pop up in your head, such as “Is it possible to find the man I love? or Am I ever going to get married? Even when we’ve found the person we want to spend the rest of our lives with, we worry about wedding planning and we think, Can we get past this? Not to mention all the What ifs we need to get sorted out.
Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of it’s sorrow; instead it robs today of it’s strength. Entertaining the what-ifs in your life is the first step to being overtaken with worry.
Let me tell you what worrying means. To worry means taking responsibility for things you were never intended to handle. To worry means you’re lacking of trust in the Creator of the universe. To worry means you’re saying that you’re on top of the situation even when it’s too big for you. The list of things to worry about – if you choose to worry – is endless. We obsess, we stress, we have anxiety over things that are just wasted thoughts that imprisons us. Worry puts us in cages of anxiety.
Who can add a single worry to our lives by worrying? None of us, I’m sure. Worrying steals our ability to enjoy the moments that God has given us now. No matter what is going on around us, we need to make a decision that we are going to trust God because He is in control, even when everything seems out of control. By refusing to worry does not mean that you do not take responsibility for the things you are supposed to handle; it just means that you know when you stop and God begins.
While everyone else is full of cares and worry, this is a great opportunity to be an example. Somebody could easily ask you, Why aren’t you worrying. Why aren’t you frantic like everyone else. You must know something that I don’t know. So, I challenge you to come out and to be different, to have a different response, to have a different talk.
Slow down all thoughts and take a deep breath. Tomorrow is a brand new day. Let today go, so you can begin tomorrow peacefully. Each new day is too dear, with it’s hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays.
Portraits of Elxi & Caroline by Winson for Dewi Magazine
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