Taking the Worry Out of Worrying
Take the Worry out of Worrying. That phrase reminds me of the Blake Shelton song "She's Got a Way With Words."
Everywhere you turn, people are worried. People are worried about what is happening in our country. Athletes taking a knee for the National Anthem in the name of Free Speech. Some teams didn't even come out of the locker room for it.
What about those affected by Hurricane Harvey and the devastation that Hurricane Irma and Maria have caused to Puerto Rico? Many families in the United States still can't get a hold of their loved ones. To me, this is a bigger deal then the athletes and the NFL.
Oh yeah, let's not forget about North Korea and Kim Jong Un. It's easy to worry but should we worry? Maybe this is a better question. What is worry?
I know what it is but how do you explain it? James MacDonald explained it like this. It's faith in the negative and belief in defeat. That's right, disaster is coming and it's going to be devastating.
Think about it, how often does it really happen? More times then not, it doesn't. What if it doesn't happen? Then you've worried for nothing.
Now don't get me wrong, we should be concerned but worrying only sees the problem. Concern will help solve it.
Worry doesn't accomplish much, it only ruins it for the person who does it. If you can't help worrying, I have news for you, worrying can't help you either.
This is the way I look at it. Worry wastes today's time and gets in the way of tomorrow's opportunities with yesterday's problems...Think about that for a moment.
If you really want help in not worrying (and I know it's not easy), try Matthew 6, it's considered the "Don't Worry" chapter.
[via James MacDonald]