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Are you worrying? Try this!

14 March 2023

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

There’s a saying, “Worry is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but won’t get you anywhere.”

Sometimes we can be so burdened with anxious thoughts it can steal our day of joy. Not only this, but often, the ‘worst case scenario’ we think of, just never happens!

The worry’s that are spinning around in my head are like a wild horse on the loose! So, these last couple of weeks I’ve been proactive about taming those little brumbies. When I find myself thinking thoughts that are negative and destructive, I literally put a reign on them.

I grab that lasso and bring back my thoughts to what is good, right, and noble. Sometimes I reign them in by planning for a holiday, but other times it’s thinking about other people, and how they are going:

  • Is Mary’s health ok? How is she going after her Chemo treatment?
  • Did Freddy get that job after his interview?
  • How’s Martha going on her trip to Fiji?
  • Is little Annie still unsettled after starting in our centre this week? What can I do to help?

Also if I’m in the car for any length of time I like to put on podcasts or an audio book to train my mind to focus, rather than let my thoughts run through my head stomping on all my joy.

There is a scripture verse that says, “The joy of the Lord is our strength” this is so true, have you ever been in the presence of a joyful person? How did that make you feel?

I always feel uplifted when in a joyful person’s presence, let’s go out and try to share some joy for our friends today.

Question: What do you think about when your mind is left to its own devices?

Be blessed. Yvette Wynne

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