The Bible says in Matthew 6:34 (NIV), “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Often times (more than we’d like to admit) we find ourselves worrying about tomorrow, about what it will (or might) bring, and even about how we are going to take action into accomplishing our goal, whether we will accomplish them or not.
Isn’t the whole idea of making plans, and setting goals to be able to relax and focus on one thing at a time? Yeah… that’s what I thought too. Then why are we stewing on something that is not even in the pot?
The reason for this is called ‘anxiety’, now, you might say no kidding, perhaps you even think that’s not the reason. But, the truth is, that it is; anxiety is lack of faith and believe, first in our Creator and what He is able to do, secondly in yourself, and what He is able to do with you, through you and for you, and lastly in the power of the mind.
Woo… is this getting too real? Brace yourself, we have more. When we doubt God we deny our existence, we withdraw from ourselves, and give power to the enemy (yes, the devil). Because just like there is good in life there is also evil, who can confuse, and play mind games with us.
Isn’t amazing how people believe in evil, and the devil but don’t believe in grace and God? I think so too, but that’s a whole other topic and blog to talk about.
Back to the now… sometimes we sit and come up with a plan, write it down, and set up a goals, but instead of achieving them we let the debris that come with the wind create a pile and blind us (keep us) from reaching our goals. Instead of cleaning the path we get used to the pieces and live happily ever anxious for ever because we don’t know how to move forward anymore (I mean who can see with dust in their eyes anyways?). Sad reality, human nature, part of life. You’re not alone though, I’ve been there, done that and come back sometimes.
Children are often scared imaginary creatures, of the dark, maybe monsters, and the boogie man, fear to this nonexistent creatures might be normal up until a certain age, and as a child develops a better notion of reality and falsehood this fear begins to stay behind them (they grow out of it), wouldn’t you want to be like a child all over again? But adults are scared of things that are easy to control, and of things that are out of their control as well.
As adults; we’ve been able to outlast those guys, but evolutionary psychologists will tell you that we’re still on constant lookout for the thing that wants to eat us next. We fail to notice, and to make assessments of the things we can control and the things that we cannot, we end up misjudging the situation by elaborating things, and making wrong theories. Thus, we begin to be scared like children all over again.
Forgetting our goals, our plans and our Creator. We are so centered on tomorrow “our goals” that we forget to live today.
You might think being scared is the only way I know how. But the reality is that you have more within you, you wasn’t created to be scared, to be anxious and to focus on the debris that you can’t see beyond it. You we’re created to focus on the beauty of life on the power of prayer and to have faith that allows you to trust, you are more, and you were created for more, allow yourself to see the truth, connect with yourself, try living again. Live how you know (yes how you to deserve), but don’t close the door to new opportunities or your ears to the words of wisdom.
If you don’t live in the present moment you will never get to live out your plans, achieve your goal, see your dreams come to pass, or see what you’re capable of.
Evaluate yourself, and see how you can put all the time that you give to being anxious to do good use in your life. Change the story!
Three decades of research shows that people with close friends are better able to survive divorces, job losses, and other traumatic events.
“Friendfluence” author Carlin Flora says that friendship has long been an evolutionary advantage.
“When we lived in groups where survival itself was difficult, you needed someone who would be guaranteed to throw you a lifeline,” she told Thought Catalog. “You can easily theorize that the notion of a best friend developed because we needed someone where we were number one on their list and they were number one on our list in those life and death situations.”
The Mayo Clinic says that exercise helps release anxiety in three main ways:
• Exercise releases brain chemicals associated with easing depression, like endorphins.
• Exercise enhances your immune system, lessening the chance of depression.
• Exercise increases body temperature, which helps people calm down.
Embrace changes and begin to make them!
#youremore #theresmorewithinyou #focus