Published on September 27th, 2013 | by djprophetic0
How to Stop Worrying: 4 Simple Ways
What is worry anyway? The dictionary defines it as“a state of anxiety and uncertainty over actual or potential problems.” Let’s take a look at some stats according to PickTheBrain.com:
40% of what we worry about never happens!
30% of what we worry about has already happened.
12% are needless worries, such as what someone else thinks about us.
10% are minor & unimportant such as what’s for dinner or what should I wear
8% of what we worry about actually happens. Of this percent:
4% of our worries that happen are beyond our control
4% of what we worry about we have some, if not all, control over the results.
Even if 4% of our worries could be classified as “legitimate worry,” what good would they do? I love the way Jesus said it in Matthew 6:27, “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” The answer is “No.” Worrying instead steals from your life.
Here are four simple ways to eliminate worry from your life.
1. Focus on Today
Treat each day as it’s the rest of your life because no one is promised tomorrow. Think about it like this- you wake up each morning just like you did for the first time when you were born. You also close your eyes at night just as if you are being laid to rest. Each day is a new life so focus on how to take care of today and you can tackle tomorrow, tomorrow.
2. Focus on the solution and not the problem
It’s easy to point out problems. However, it takes effort and determination to find solutions. Decide to be a solution-minded individual because what you focus on magnifies. As you start to focus on solutions, your problems carry less weight and stress flees your mind.
3.Focus on what you say about your challenge
Notice how the heading says challenge. This is called redefining. You take the same problem and look at it in a new way. This is done through your words, as stated in (Article from B.E). What you say about your challenge is more important than the challenge itself because your words can create mountains or move them. Your choice…
4. Focus on the abilities of God
Sometimes obstacles seem too BIG for us to handle and that may be true but they are NEVER too BIG for God. I often tell God, “You said I can cast all my cares on you so here, you can have this one Father because it is too big for me.” (1 Peter 5:7) Believing we have a God that is bigger than our present or past issues is really half the battle. You may not be able, but HE is always able.