“Worrying is stupid. It’s like walking around with an umbrella waiting for it to rain.” ~ Wiz Khalifa …
How often do we walk around with umbrellas, blocking the wonderful sunlight in our lives, waiting for it to rain? When we worry about things that have not happened, and perhaps are never going to come to pass, we are effectively hurting ourselves. Not only are we missing out on living our lives to the fullest, we are adding undue stress and suffering into our lives.
Unfortunately, it is natural for us to worry–our minds seem to want to think in negative terms so as to stay focused on exerting control over our situations. Perhaps it is an avoidance technique, an attempt to prevent disaster from occurring in our lives. But when we allow ourselves to think in such a way, we convince ourselves that we must embrace our fears–we fall into a cycle of believing that through our worries, we have avoided disaster.
But worrying only wastes the opportunities of the day that lay before us. Instead of living fully in the present moment, we find ourselves spending precious moments worrying about things that often never happen at all. What a waste of potential for yourself and for those in your life. You are not in this world to suffer and be miserable… you are here to grow and prosper in love. Trust life, and trust God.
Do not let your thoughts linger on worry or uncertainty.
Questions to consider:
What are some of the worries you have? How often do they come to pass? Does worrying usually help the situations?
How much time have you spent worrying about things that never happened?
How can you increase your awareness of the worries in your life and alter your focus towards things more positive and productive?
For further thought:
“Worry not about the possible troubles of the future; for if they come, you are but anticipating and adding to their weight; and if they do not come, your worry is useless; and in either case it is weak and in vain, and a distrust of God’s providence.” ~ Hugh Blair