Monday, October 12, 2015

Stop Worrying

"WORRY IS LARGELY A MATTER OF THINKING about things at the wrong time.

I have built into your brain the amazing capacity to observe your own thoughts.

So it is possible to monitor your thoughts and make choices about them.

To avoid wasting mental and emotional energy, timing is very important.

If you think about certain things at the wrong time—for example, when you're lying in bed—it's all too easy to start worrying about them.

This is why it's so helpful to monitor your thinking.

Instead of waiting until you're deep in worry, you can interrupt anxious thoughts and change the subject.

I want you to discipline your mind to minimize worry and maximize worship.

This will require much ongoing effort, but you'll find that it is a path to freedom.

When you realize you're thinking about something at the wrong time—a worrisome thought at a time when you can do nothing about it—take swift action.

Tell yourself, "Not now!" and direct your mind elsewhere.

The best direction for your thinking is toward Me.

Draw near Me by expressing your trust in Me, your love for Me.

This is worship."

Stay Strong!

"Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?"
—Luke 12: 22–26

"Worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water."
—Revelation 14: 7 NKJV

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