Worry

11 Jun

Hello there! How many of you are worriers? I did not say warriors, I stated worriers.

Let’s explore the two. A WORRIER is that person who loses sleep over problems, sometimes the worrier can’t eat or eats too much. An unsettled feeling stays with the worrier. Worry is explored by my paper copy of Webster’s Thesaurus with the following words: anxiety or anguish, uncertainty, sorrow or woe.

A WARRIOR is described this way: brave, experienced soldier or fighter.

Which quality would you prefer to nurture…that of a worrier or that of a warrior?

In one of my small devotional paperbacks on my shelf called EVERYDAY INSPIRATION I see this insightful writing:

“Have you ever noticed how your life stops when you are worried about something? Worry consumes your thoughts in an attempt to make the situation better. But no amount of worry can alter circumstances. Only prayer can! You may need to bring it to God over and over again, so do what it takes. Worry doesn’t work; prayer does.”

Easier said than done, right? Seems to me a worrier, keeps the negativity in their heart and soul which can hinder a move forward. The warrior, however, is in battle mode and is definitely forging a path. While the worrier fills their emotional state with frustration, the warrior fills that space with action. Think of worry as standing still, think of the warrior as one who is moving full steam ahead.

I will admit that I vacillate. I worry at times and other times I just go into action. I cannot even say for sure if I am doing the right thing per situation. Do I worry or do I act? It is sometimes unclear to me and humbling and frustrating to decide. For many of us, sometimes we don’t know how to act and so we worry. It is all so confusing. God’s plan is better than ours. God would have us act over worry. God would have us reach out with our woe. God is a ready and willing partner in whatever situation is at hand.

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.”

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