Monday, June 16, 2008

Worry, Worry, Worry

What are you so worried about?

The kids, your checkbook, your job, your health. The weather, your parents, the church, the news. Gas prices, the food bill, the neighbors, the traffic, the terrorists, the past. Your friends, your death, your taxes, the future. Etc ...

Noted Christian counselor Archibald Hart talks about how to turn worry into action -

"Excessive worrying is a habit of your mind, and you need to break this habit without denying that something may be wrong. The most constructive way to do this is to work out what part of your worry is useless and what part should be converted into an emotion called concern.

Excessive worry that never moves you to take action is unhealthy. On the other hand, being concerned about a problem is healthy because you understand what you can and cannot do to deal with it.

How is concern different from worry?

Simply put, worry is that kind of unproductive mental activity that keeps thoughts revolving endlessly in our minds, creating stress in our bodies.

Concern, on the other hand, is a kind of mental activity that focuses on a problem with a view to taking some action that resolves it."

"Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes" - Matthew 6:33-34 (The Message).
It's in His most capable hands ~

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