There are some words in the English language that make me cringe. One of them is worrying! And, we all do it.
We worry about what to make for dinner, we worry about a trial we’re going through, we worry about the past and how to fix it.
Regardless of what’s causing the anxiety, this emotion displeases God because we are not living by faith. Whether you caused your situation or not, it doesn’t matter. God turns everything into good for His glory. Period.
Or, maybe you’re thinking, I have done nothing wrong to cause my life circumstance, why is this happening to me?
Many people are stressed about their many “life issues.” There are so many life factors involved, whether its relationships, children, marital, financial, job, etc etc! Yet, we have no control over any situation except for how we live today.
Today is a new day, my friend. Stop living in the past, stop worrying about the future, and start living again. Start living for Him. Find out what he wants YOUR story to be.
Will you join me?
If you seriously think about it, part of a simple lifestyle is not only removing the clutter physically, but also mentally AND spiritually! Are we intentionally removing that spiritual clutter on a daily basis, helping us to draw closer to Lord?
Most of my subscribers who respond to my emails are those struggling with life issues. It surprised me a bit at first. I didn’t think that my “simple” story would resonate with others. I thought they’d be asking about organizing or minimizing homeschool life. Yet, that wasn’t the case.
So, I started wondering if I should take a different approach to my blog. While I have something to share regarding homeschool materials and the minimalist approach, nothing is more important than sharing God’s truth!
The Bible tells us to live by faith. But honestly, how many of us do that? The trials I face have caused me to pause and think about how God is glorified when I’m doubting Him, doubting His Word?
I have always struggled with worry and have found myself thinking about things I shouldn’t. So, I started meditating and memorizing God’s Word and when I caught myself doubting Him, I pulled out that verse and it worked!
Below is the bible verse that helps me DAILY when I catch my thoughts lead me down the wrong path. Start taking inventory of your mind and evaluate, are my thoughts praiseworthy? If not, it’s time to purge!
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
EVALUATE YOUR THOUGHTS
Are your thoughts pure and positive or worry and anxiety?
Evaluate each and every thought you have for the rest of the day and ask yourself when you catch yourself drifting into your OWN thoughts…is it pure? Is it a good report or lovely? If no, STOP! Instead, think about the lovely things God has given you. Like having children, the roof over your head, the food on the table. There are so many things to start living for!
You, my friend, are blessed! You are just not seeing it and I want to show you how!
My challenge for you today is to get out a journal and start writing down all of the negative thoughts you have during the day. You’ll be surprised how many times you do not think on things that are lovely.
HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING
So, you’re thinking — how do I overcome daily anxiety and worry? First, ask God to help you. Next, talk to God every minute you can. He is the ultimate counselor.
This will allow you to transform those thoughts of worry into positive, pure thoughts. Anxiety and worry are most likely the emotions we face many times throughout the day. Emotions can be deceiving.
Let’s make a commitment today. Proverbs 16:3 says, Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. Let’s be blessed by trusting TOTALLY on the Lord.
God made us to serve Him, so let’s do it! We have two choices every day…please God or please ourselves.
Which one are you going to work on today?
Write in the comments below and make a commitment today on who YOU are going to serve! Remember, it’s going to hard at first to change your thinking like with any habit, but once it becomes a habit, you will be BLESSED!
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. II Corinthians 10:5
And, just for you, I’ve created this Freebie to encourage you to start living again. It’s time for you to stop worrying or having any doubts or fears, regardless of what’s going on in your life. Whether it’s an illness of a child, finances, or a broken marriage, God will take care of you.
I urge you to download these 4 bible verses and start memorizing and meditating today, committing to learn a bible verse every two days for a week. You can’t go wrong with God’s word! Ready to be transformed by God’s word? Try it today!