I came across this quote this past weekend and it spoke to me. I mean...think about it. Can you remember what you were worrying about a year ago? What about 6 months ago? Or even last week?
I think we often spend too much time worrying about things that could possibly go wrong, instead of praying and trusting in the process. We miss out on a lot from focusing on the worry instead of focusing on just living in the moment.
I'm guilty of it. I focus on the "what ifs." You know...all the things that could possibly go wrong, but never do.
I work hard every day to remember that I am not in control of any of it. I can spend all my time worrying about the what ifs and let it cause me anxiety and fear. Or I can pray about it, let it go, and trust that everything will work out the way it's supposed to. Because it always does. Without fail.
I can list the number of things I've worried about...spent too much time worrying about...and then I can tell you how they all worked out. Every. Single. Time.
One thing I worry about, without fail, is money. About not having enough...not making enough...you name it, I've worried about it. And ask me if it's ever been useful. Ummm...NOPE.
But, without fail, everything has always worked out. Whether I worry or not. Praying about it, letting it go, and trusting God has always served me well. It means I don't spend my time stressed or anxious. It ends up just being what it is. And I enjoy life so much more!
I try to remember this when something is happening in my life. Will it matter next week? Will it matter next month? Next year? In 5 years?
It helps alleviate a lot of my stress.
So many things have happened that I could have let drown me. And yes, I've allowed too much of it to stress me out. But I also work really hard to remember that worrying about it isn't going to do anything for me. And it's certainly not going to change a darn thing.
So what about you? What do you find yourself worrying about? Is it something that will matter in a week? A month? A year? Five years?
How can I help you stop worrying? And to start focusing on the important things?
The phrase, "Don't worry, be happy," truly does mean something. Because worrying only steals your joy. Please don't let it steal your joy.
I hope you all have a fabulous week. And don't spend your time worrying.
With love and wellness,