Winning Over Worry

I always get tempted to worry about the things I can’t change, but at the end of the day, I discover that there has been a ready-made solutionn for those things, and my worry was worthless.

We all get tempted to worry about certain situations on our lives, and it seems Covid has made anxiety a more acceptable way of dealing with issues.

However, we all must realise that the major difference between worry and concern is this: a worried person tries to carry a mountain, and a concerned person tries to climb a mountain.

This reminds me of this old parable.

Death walked toward a certain city. The watchman of the city stopped Death and asked, “What are you going to do? “I am going to kill 20 thousand people,” said Death. The watchman went into the city immediately and warned as many people as he could. The next day, it was reported that 80 thousand people had died.

The man met Death again later that day and said, “You told me that you were going to kill 20 thousand people, but 80 thousand people died yesterday.” Death replied, “I only killed 20 thousand people, the other 60 thousand were killed by worry and panic”.

Anytime I have cause to worry, I remind myself that worry is not only a waste of time but the graveyard where peace and joy are buried. Why should I worry when I’m not a mortician?

Seven Features of Worry.

Worry is a profitless pressure.
Like a rocking chair, worry will give you an activity to do, without a real achievement to show for it. It offers motion without movement.

Worry is a pointless pursuit:
If you treat every stormy situation as a matter of life and death matter, you will live once and die a lot of times.
We are born again every day, we all have more than one life to live: the good life, the better life, the sweet life, the old life, the new life, the impactful life, the beautiful life. Add yours. Life is vast.

This is how I win

Worry is a pitiable prison.
Don’t turn a problem into a perpetual prison. Worry traps people in their old truth and stops them from rewriting their old story. Worry prevents people from enforcing necessary endings and enjoying new beginnings.

Worry is a painful paradise.
The looming tragedies that worry projects are imaginary. They are not certain. Your worst fear may never happen at all.

Worry is a pathetic pastime.
A pity party is not fun at all. No person will come knocking at your door asking to join your worry hang out. Worry puts you in a position where you feel comfortable with confusion and complications.

Worry is a pressure cooker.
Worry saps a great deal of a person’s emotional energy and can leave him completely drained and depressed.

Worry is a parasitic partner.
Worry never solves a thing, it makes you focus on the things that has gone wrong, and how they can get worse. Worry robs people of their peace, sleep, joy, hope, faith and love, and sometimes, it saps the life out of them.

How To Win Over Worry.

Tackle the trigger.
Identify the root cause of your worry and find resources or people that can help you deal with it. The antidote to your greatest worry is sometimes just a call, a counsellor, a click away.

Fix your focus.
Your priority matters. What you pay attention to will determine what you get. Life is operated on the ‘Pay As You Go’ system. If you pay attention to solution, you will get it.

Partner with Peace.
Peace is not the absence of trouble but the presence of God during troubles. We cannot control everything but we can create a system that sustains peace in the storm. Piece is always present but we need to position ourselves to enjoy it.

Pay attention to God’s promises.
We do not hold the world in our hands, but if we can hold the hands of the God who holds the world, we will be safe.
Life’s storm rages on its course, thriving through it all depends on our staying power and what we pay attention to.
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3.

Pray and Play with passion.
Worry often makes people pray less. However, you don’t have to do long hours of prayers to snap out if worry.
Panic is a wrong response
to the things you can’t control.
Prayer is the right response
to things under God’s control.
Take time to have fun too. Like people say around here “Problems don’t finish”. Success is a product of problems.

Arise and Affirm
Study God’s words and find out the promises that take care of the problems you may be facing. Speak love, speak life, speak blessings and speak victory over yourself.
You can get a copy of Whispers of Winners here for daily doses of affirmations that keep worries at bay.

31 thoughts on “Winning Over Worry”

  1. In the summer, I once pressed the panic button and it set the whole ward on fire. I often reflect on how the drama all came together as it played out in the days that followed and I can only be gentle with myself by affirming it changed the order of events. I even stopped praying in words, I left it up to others and just practiced deep breathing for 24 hrs, sure with breaks in between. Believe it in my panic I stopped worrying, it’s quite weird If when I think about and so many lessons that I met along the way.
    Still in essence your word on worry speaks the truth.Why?…why worry, God is still on the throne.

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    1. I am glad you were able to find a support system in your darkest hour. It is important to have people who are willing to light up our lives with love and prayers whenever we burn out.
      Thank you, Abigail for always blessing us with your testimonies.
      I trust your weekend is going great, my friend.

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  2. I used to be a chronic worrier but I have been actively trying to worry less. There is no point in worrying about things that have not happened yet or that you can’t control. Great post!

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    1. I’m glad you find this post helpful.

      Feel free to download a free copy of my book, Whispers if Winners, see the link at the end of this article. I believe that an affiliation a day keeps anxiety at bay.

      Have a worry-free week, Gayumi.

      Stay blessed and beautiful. ๐Ÿค—

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  3. Winning over worry
    Such great sentiments you shared…I overcame anxiety in my worst and I never want to go back there.

    Worrying does not solve anything, its a thief of peace and enjoying life at its fullest. I learnt the hard way

    Thank God I pulled through. My anxiety levels are for a good course

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    1. I am glad you have broken free from the shackles of despair.
      You are right, the world of worry is a terrible place to be. We all should consciously make effort to live a worry-free life.

      Thank you for sharing your victory story, Shazzy.

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    1. I am glad you are winning.

      Worry is a tricky terrorist. We need to build walls of wisdom around our lives, and also fix gates of gratitude around our hearts, so that only positive vibes are allowed in.

      Thank you for sharing your story.

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    1. I hope you do have a worry-free journey to greatness.

      I know how demanding our pursuit of purpose can be, but we need to sometimes work from the place of rest.

      Have a great day, my friend. ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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