We have lots of worry all around us.
Things we worry about:
- our new presidential cabinet
- the economy, etc.
The definition of worry means – “to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; fret.” also, to strangle or choke.
Ouch !! That sounds really scary. Why would we want to torment and strangle ourselves?
“Worry is wrong thinking (the mind) and wrong feelings (the heart) about circumstances, things, and people.”
Worry is an an inside job.
Whatever you fear the most reveals what you value the most.
What is your biggest fear?
One of my biggest fears is my children growing up in today’s society. There is so much evil and hate in the world today. My son is an African American male and I fear for his safety every day.
We hear multiple stories in the media about police officers shooting African American men.
I fear for my son’s safety.
Questions I ask myself?
- Will he respond the way they want him to?
- Will he be nervous and make a wrong move?
- Because of his size, will they become afraid and over react?
Because of his hairstyle, will they automatically profile him in a certain category?
My son is in college now and he is away from home, which gives me some time to get over the protective mommy phase.
It’s time for him to grow up without mommy beside him and it’s also time for mommy to grow up and allow life to happen for my son.
We have raised him to be a wonderful young man; therefore, we need to trust that he will make the right decisions and God will always take care of him.
My next biggest fear is for my daughter. Oh my goodness ! A beautiful young lady growing up in this mixed up world is even scarier than having a son.
I can’t imagine how my parents allowed me to grow up and move out on my own. They actually allowed me to do life and sometimes without talking to them for days at a time. I can’t envision not talking to my daughter every minute of the day. I can’t imagine not being able to use wisdom and discernment to say, “yes, you can go here, and no that doesn’t sound like a good idea.” or “no, something’s not right about that guy/girl”
— Do you feel me Moms on the Go? Am I making sense?
I don’t have much trust for people in our society; nevertheless, I will be praying without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:16 — Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you) for me to be able to handle her growing up and eventually being on her own.
Some people worry that they have nothing to worry about.
“Worry is a matter of perspective.”
The bible tells us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippines 4:6
The two words I highlighted are ANYTHING and EVERY. This means that God will take care of ANY care or concern and in ALL situations, not some–TRUST him.
I am a personal witness that he will do exactly what he said he would do. I have seen so many situations turn around and work out for my good or my family’s good.
My son would worry about what school he would attend and if he would be a part of the football team. He would worry me so much. I would calmly tell him, “Go back to your room and pray – God will take care of it, IF you will GIVE it to HIM and STOP all of that worrying.” It was hard, but my son would do it–reluctantly.
Guess what, every situation worked out for his good.
Statistics show that 8% of the things we worry about is tangible. That means that 92% of the things we worry about is out of our control. If that is the case, then we worry for nothing.
If I can’t change it then I don’t need to worry about it, right?
You can retrain your brain to think positive and not worry about the things you can not physically change.
The Greek word PHRONEO means To AIM your mind. To direct one’s mind to a thing, to seek, to strive for
So, to sum up worrying, STOP IT.
Until next time………….. Peace, Love, and Happiness
“This article was inspired by a recent sermon at church.” – thank you Pastor Scott Jones for always imparting an on-time word.
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