Worry. We all do it. Some of us worry a little more than others.
We worry for many reasons including finances, bills, fear, health issues, children, education, violence, job, anxiety, safety and so much more.
As the oldest girl in my family, worrying has always come natural to me. I tend to spend way too much time analyzing and thinking about situations long after they’re over. I’ve learned that it really doesn’t help much.
I wouldn’t say I’m a people pleaser but I care about what others think especially my family. My husband tells me that I care a little too much but I can only be myself.
Recently, I had to make some tough decisions after my mother’s passing that some family members were not happy with. All I can say is I know with all my being that my mother would have wanted me to make the decisions that were made. It was in her honor, and that’s what counts. We have to live with our choices and decisions and I can rest easy knowing I did what she would have wanted. I own it and stand in it. It was not about me but about her wishes regardless of whether it was documented. Aside from all of that, I miss her like crazy.
I guess the fact that I am writing about this on my blog means there are some remnants of worry. Perhaps, but writing about it is therapeutic. Worrying is a normal human reaction within reason. If it is not managed, worry can turn into stress. The last thing any of us needs is more stress.
So I am vowing from this day forward to pray and meditate on my concerns. A good walk always helps me too. After I do that, let it go. You know the old saying “why pray if you are going to worry and why worry if you are going to pray.” So I am taking that to heart every day.
Colosians 3:23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men (people).
Ephesians 6:2-3 Honor your father and mother – which is the first commandment with a promise – so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy a long life on earth.
Do you worry? How do you handle it in a healthy way?
Peace and Blessings,