A lot of times we worry about things and we don't feel like we have a choice. We can't stop worrying. To worry is to empty oneself, emptying it of God, Joy, Love, everything positive. We wonder "what if?" And "what if?" is always something negative.
* What if I don't get the job?
* What if everyone hates me?
* What if I get sick?
* What if I don't have enough money?
When I am worrying about something I often think I shouldn't be worrying and I want to stop and I don't know how. I hit the worry wall over and over again while trying to get the feelings to stop.
Worrying empties us out and the key to fixing something empty is to fill it. Replace the worry with wonder. Wonder at the awe and majesty of what God has in store for us. We can do this through prayer, journaling about what could be, writing, activity, just replacing what if something bad could happen with what if something wonderful could happen.
Replace emptying action with a filling action, replace despair with joy, trade worry for wonder.
The next time you are what ifing yourself into a worry wall start what ifing the wonder.
* What if I succeed?
* What if it is wonderful?
* What if everyone loves me?
* What if we end up having enough money?
God is always good so by doing this you are speaking truth. Fill yourself with so much God there is no room left to worry.