Hey everyone! How are you doing? Are you enjoying this interview and guest post weekend? Today I’m going to show a guest post that Lauren did! She has a lovely blog that I hope you’ll check out over at Loving Our Creator! So here it is!
If you think about it, worrying can become a habit in our lives, whether we realize it or not. Worry accomplishes nothing productive, and today I wanted to share with you a few reasons not to worry.
There’s a large difference between worrying and nervousness. Sometimes, nervousness is just part of doing something we aren’t comfortable doing, or if there is a lot of pressure. When we start to turn that nervousness into stress and worry, then it becomes very unhealthy.
Here are a few reasons not to worry, and how to avoid worrying about things!
- Worrying is completely pointless. In Matthew 6:27 says, “Can any of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?” Worrying is pretty much a waste of time…and worrying accomplishes nothing.
- Don’t overanalyze things that are going to happen. If you continue to dwell and dwell on a situation that hasn’t yet occurred, you tend to overanalyze it. Don’t do this! This causes you to worry that maybe your expectations won’t be met and could result in worrying that things won’t go your way.
- Worrying doesn’t change the outcome of the situation. Kind of like my first point, worrying doesn’t add any time to your life, and it doesn’t change anything. If you are worried about something…then change it! Don’t sit around worrying about a test or product, rather do something about it. Don’t worry about getting a ride to an event, look around and search for someone that can take you. I know that isn’t always possible, so if there is no way to change the outcome, then don’t worry about it.
- In Matthew, it also says, “do not worry about your life…what you will eat or drink…”
God knows what is best for your life, and so there’s no need to worry, and everything will work out according to his plan.
So there you go! If you’re stressing or worrying about something, let it go. Sometimes worry can become an idol that we won’t give over to the Lord because of our want to control every situation. Remember, God is in control!
Thank you so much Julia and Lauren for doing this! I enjoyed it! I hope that you all have a wonderful week! 🙂