3 Ways Worry Destroys You
Worry is Meditating on Everything You Don’t Want.
When we allow our minds to stray from God’s presence, the enemy slides in to plant terrible thoughts in our mind. Sometimes I’m appalled and shocked at the thoughts that come into my mind. I worry that something will happened to my family members. That’s the big one. When we slip into worry, it creates anxiety. When we worry, we re-play over and over in our minds everything that could go wrong. When we dwell on these things we are meditating on everything we don’t want! Remember the scripture I gave you last time. Philippians 4:8, "Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things."
ACTION STEP: Embrace that scripture and train your brain to focus on the good. Set Your mind on the fact that God loves you and he has your best interests at heart and a plan for you and He is in control.
Worry Makes Us Tired, Sad, and Sick
Psychology Today asks the question, “How do you know you worry too much? When anxiety moves beyond an occasional wave of apprehension to become a constant and dominating force in your life, you need to take steps to curb worry.” Worry can physically and emotionally make you tired. When we focus on hypothetical dangers or troubles, the enemy will take those thoughts and magnify them in your mind. Then you become sad or even depressed. It is also scientifically proven that worry can make you sick through headaches, ulcers, muscle aches, indigestion and many other things.
ACTION STEP: Monitor your thoughts and determine if you are having a fleeting thought or if worry is dominating you. Seek help if it is dominating you. You can get relief. Pray. Bring your worry to God and lay that at His feet. Surrender to His solutions and believe.
Worry Does Not Stir the Heart of Heaven
Faith stirs the heart of heaven. Worry is fear. You don't want worry and fear hindering your prayers, do you? I read this in Christian Life Magazine. "Here’s the difference between fear and faith. Faith is a reaction from the heart based on something God has said. Fear or worry is a reaction from the mind or emotions based on your circumstances or a thought the enemy has placed in your mind." Worry is also pride because we think we can figure it all out on our own without God. God and the angels can not work in your life if you are not living in fear vs. faith. Isaiah 31:10 tells us, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” You, Girlfriend, are not alone. You are encamped by angels that God has sent to surround you and God is as close as your breath!
ACTION STEP: Realize you have the Holy Spirit and the power of God inside of you. Memorize this scripture: I am filled with power, with the Spirit of the Lord and with justice and might…” Micah 3:8
“Now may the Lord of peace himself
give you peace at all times and in every way.
The Lord be with all of you.”
~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16