Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How to Stop Hitting the Worry Wall

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.


Anonymous said...

Found you via Tara on Twitter...You have no idea how much comfort and inspiration reading your posts has given me today. Thank you for sharing.

Brian said...

Thank you for the awesome comment; I am glad you were led here. Some times it is hard to motivate myself to write and it is really nice to get some feedback to get me going. Thank you!