I used to be a worry wart. Yes, laugh it up (for those of you who know me well). They're thinking, used to be?!
Yep - I used to worry about literally everything. I would "what if" everything...yes, everything. I didn't know the meaning of going with the flow and if plans changed, you better watch out!
I wish I could give you some sure fire steps that would help you let that go, but it was a series of things and many years that helped me alleviate a lot of worry and anxiety. And realistically, it was finding God and doing a whole lot of praying. I ask Him to take away my worries and help me know that everything will work out.
I know what you're thinking...believe me, I do. I was you at one point. How could praying possibly bring me any peace? How could praying help me feel any better and not worry about things?
When I invited God back into my heart and life, I immediately found a sense of peace that is inexplicable. And when I pray to Him, for whatever it is, I know that He will take care of me. It may not look how I think it should or how I want it, but He always has my best interest at hand.
I recently did a 21-Day Financial Fast (check it out here) and my whole outlook changed on my faith and my finances. I've always been financially frugal and savvy but I've also always been a little stingy with my money. I hated parting with it because I thought I wouldn't have enough (to pay the bills, to take care of myself, etc).
The funny part about that is that I've ALWAYS had more than enough. And with quitting my government job, even when things didn't look like they were going to work out, we still had enough! Things always worked out. And the more I am open to helping others and giving more, the more I have received (and not just monetarily). It's the little things, the extra money from a job I wasn’t expecting or the check in the mail I wasn't expecting, that were God working in my life.
There really is something freeing about putting your worries and concerns in God's hands. Because let's be real...do you have any type of control over what happens in your life? We like to think we do but we really only control how we react to life. We can't control the weather or the circumstances to our decisions, for instance.
So why worry about any of it? Meditate on it. Pray on it. Put it all on God. Notice the peace you feel.
I hope this helps put things in perspective. In the grand scheme of things, is what you're worrying about going to matter next week? In a year? In 5 years?
I hope you have a beautifully blessed week!
With love and wellness,