Worrying won’t stop the bad stuff from happening. It just stops you from enjoying the good.
Worrying is natural; it is our brain’s way of preparing us for the worst. While in the midst of worrying we might believe we are actually preparing for, or preventing, “the bad stuff” from happening, we are not. Worrying serves no purpose except to keep us from enjoying the precious present moment.
Eleanor Roosevelt is quoted as saying, “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift; that’s why they call it the present.”
We can avoid temptation to worry by deciding to turn our lives over to a higher power and by fully trusting in Him.
Imagine yourself riding on a bicycle built for two. If God is the other passenger, should He be in the front seat driving and steering, or is He sitting on the back seat following you? If you haven’t already, switch seats and let Him take over. Give Him your worries and trust Him. Let Him steer the tandem bike.
Guest post by Lisa Randall
Lisa lives in Mesa, AZ, plays tennis, loves to hike, and has a Master’s in psychology.