Worry

Every day we stress about what is to come. We worry about the big tasks we need to take on in the day, the big interview coming up, or family problems. We know you are sooo busy and don’t have time to make it to everything on your schedule, but sometimes it sounds like people’s complaining is bigger than what they are complaining about.

Is the problem or issue causing you stress, or is it your worry about the problem? Are you so worried about a problem, that your worry becomes much more of a mountain than the actual problem in front of you?

“For many of you, your biggest problem is not your problems, it’s your anxiety about your problems. Our anxiety is our biggest impediment to fulfilling our God-given destiny. That is the enemy’s greatest strategy.” -Ben Stuart

Anxiety can be a very serious condition that I don’t want to ignore, but we can all limit worry in our lives. What if we looked forward to adversity? What if we invited challenges instead of running from them? I would love to wake up in the morning, stare down my problems for the day, and tell them to bring it on.

How awesome would your life be if you didn’t worry about anything? That doesn’t mean you don’t prepare, but instead you don’t stress about the end result. We would be free to be ourselves and go after things we want to achieve. What if we trust God with the end result?

Where do you go when you are stressed and anxious? Do you go straight to your phone to distract yourself, eat food, run through a thousand scenarios in your head, or freak out to your friends? Imagine how you would feel if you meditate or pray when you are stressed. I know that I’m not good about doing those when I’m anxious.

Don’t let fear of not being good enough scare you. Don’t let the fear of falling short scare you. You have greatness inside of you to take on anything facing you in your life. Don’t let your worries be larger than your problems.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Phil 4:6

 

I appreciate you.

-JP

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