Living a worry free life is possible but absolutely a choice you have to make. Continuous thoughts about things that have happened, are happening or will happen is detrimental to healthy living. Overtime, I have come to understand/ know some of the likely reasons why people keep worrying over things.
Likely Causes Of Worry
• Trying to live up to a certain expectation
• Societal pressure
Worrying in itself often may seem as an action, but in true sense, it’s like cycling on the same spot- You keep moving your feet but the bicycle never moves an inch. A cue from the Holy Scriptures shows clearly that worrying over a matter doesn’t add anything beneficial to us as humans.
The words of Jesus in Mathew 6, further emphasizes this – how many of you by worrying can add a cubic of flesh to their life. This evidently attest to the truth that worrying is a fruitless stressor that never produces useful energy. It is good to know that living a worry- free life is clearly the way God expects us to live and hence he says – cast all your cares on me.
It is quite evident that life has a way of bringing challenges and situations our way just to shake us up and give us genuine reasons to worry, but one thing to note is that, everyone has a reason to worry, but choose to respond to it differently.
Ways To Achieving A Worry Free Life
1. Take time to study Gods’ word : No doubt, the full assurance of victory we ever require in this life is wrapped up in Gods’ word. We need to create time to study and hear from God . God is our loving father and always wants to talk to us as father to son.
2. Take the word of God at face value: When you study the word of God, don’t think it’s some for someone else, personalize it by applying it to your situation. There isn’t anything you are going through that is bigger than the word of God.
3. Set your heart to only trust the word of God: Learning to trust Gods’ word comes by daily practice, as you believe and trust that he died for you, also believe that he is able to take care of the situation.
Worrying is a major tactic of the devil, whatever he wants to get done, he first starts by attacking the mind with fruitless thoughts or worry. The best way to defeat him and live a victorious life is by simply living on the word of God.