– Material things
– What other people thought of me
– How I look
– Will I ever get married
– Will I ever become a mother
– New job opportunities
You name it, I worried about it! I would spend half the night tossing and turning because my thoughts would race of the things I was worried about. So I would keep myself busy just to try and quiet my thoughts. I felt the need to have full control over everything because I worried so much. I found myself becoming a worry wart! What I didn’t realize was how my worrying was feeding my fears.
Are you a worry wart?
Understand that worrying feeds fear! God didn’t give you a spirit of fear. So, if God didn’t give you this spirit then it has to be a tactic of the enemy. The enemy wants to keep you in a star of constant worry, so that the spirit of fear that he uses to attack you will become stronger. You then become his puppet and begin to make decisions out of fear; all while worrying the entire time. But the devil is so stupid…all it takes is for your faith to ignite and fear will be pushed out!
Once I started to catch on to what worrying was doing to me, I began to draw closer to God. I noticed that my faith began to strengthen. I started to worry less, and started trusting God more. I learned that I can’t have full trust in God if I was constantly worrying.
1Peter 5:7 (NLT) – Give all your worries to God, for he cares about you.
Some translations of this passage says to: cast, throw, leave your cares, worries, anxiety to God for he cares for you.
“He cares for you” – Since He cares about you, He will take care of your worries if you give them to Him. You have to let go and let God handle your concerns. You have to trust Him and let Him take full control.
Worrying about things in your life will not get you anywhere. It will not fix whatever the issue is. All it does is rob you of the joy you could be experiencing each time you are given the gift of seeing a new day!
One of my favorite scriptures that helped me to let go of worrying: Matthew 6:34 (NIV) – Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough of it’s own.
So why spend half the night tossing and turning worrying about what’s going to happen tomorrow when tomorrow will have a new set of troubles. But if you cast, throw, leave, give your worries to God, you won’t have the need to worry about tomorrow because it’s handled.
Get some rest tonight! God never sleeps so there is no need for you both to be up. Trust him with your concerns, He cares for you, He loves you . . . He just wants your whole heart. When you do this watch how your faith will push out your fears!
“Together let’s embrace our perfect imperfections!”