Mar 31
2020

Let go of your worry

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During uncertain times such as those we are experiencing now, worry is often our default position.

If we are honest with ourselves we know that our worry is our “control” issue. It’s us trying to control the uncontrollable. We can’t control the economy, so we worry about the economy. We can’t control our children, so we worry about our children. We can’t control the future, so we worry about the future.

But worry never solves anything! It’s stewing without doing.

If it’s not going to last, don’t worry about it. To worry about something you can change is foolish. To worry about something you can’t change is useless. Either way, it’s irrational to worry.

Did you know there’s only one thing in all of this world that worries; human beings. We’re the only creatures on earth that worry, simply said it is unnatural.

And worry doesn’t change anything. When you worry about a problem, it doesn’t bring you one inch closer to the solution, it doesn’t give you one more hour. It’s like sitting in a rocking chair, a lot of activity, energy, and motion, but no progress. Worry doesn’t change anything except you. It makes you miserable.

In these challenging times, reflect on what you have control over and exercise your given talents for the best outcomes, and for those things you have no control over, dig deep and find a way and place to let them go.

“Don’t worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” – Matt. 6:25

 

Adopted from Rick Warren

 

 

 

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