It’s Mind Over Matter Monday!
Today’s Motivational Minute is… Stop Worrying!
YES… stop worrying. The more you worry, the more stressed out you are going to be. Some things you just can’t control and others wellll… even if you can control them, worrying about it doesn’t make the situation move any faster or get any better. If you can control it , stop worrying about it and get moving to make the necessary changes. If not, stop worrying, give it to God and live in the peace and joy He has given you. As 1 Peter 5:7 (CEV) says, God cares for you, so turn ALL of your worries over to him.
Over the next 40 (well 32 days) I will be participating the 40 Day Surrender Fast (for 40 days you surrender something to God. It doesn’t have to be food, it can be anything like TV, social media, sugar, shopping, etc. It’s usually something that has been getting in the way of your relationship with God) and I have surrendered worry and doubt. Because I am a thinker and a planner, I tend to over think things and sometimes worry myself (& my husband) crazy. Recognizing that I really needed to trust God more and let Him do what He does best in my life, Be GOD, I asked what to surrender and this is what he gave me. One of the suggestions Dr. Celeste gives as part of the surrender fast, which I’ve done at least 2 or 3 time now, is to meditate on scriptures that reinforce what you are surrendering. So I would suggest you do the same.
Here are a few scriptures to help you out:
- 1 Peter 5:7 (CEV): God cares for you, so turn ALL of your worries over to him.
- Psalm 55:22: Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. (NIV)
- Philippians 4:6: Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. (CEV)
YOUR TURN… on this Mind Over Matter Monday, tell me, what have you been worrying about? When you find yourself worrying, how do you get past it and stop worrying? How can you begin to turn all of your worries over to God? How would that make a difference in your life knowing He’s waiting for you to turn them over instead of carrying them on your own? Other than the scriptures I listed, are there others you would suggest?
Here’s to you living life IN & ON Purpose…
Detra M. Trueheart,
Speaker | Life Coach
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