Time Spent Worrying  

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I have wasted a lot of my life worrying. Another way of phrasing it is that I have lost a lot of my life worrying. There are a lot of minutes or days that could have been spent more wisely if worry would not have been present.

Some worries were brought on by myself (i.e. procrastination) where as other moments were not (weather, bad news). Either way it has caused me to lose time that will never be gained back. However, worry for any reason causes one to focus on themselves and their desires too much.

Worrying often points back to how "I" will be able to accomplish something. Some things may be valid, within this context, but there are a lot of situations in which worrying does nothing to help the situation, but God does! That brings us to this week's quote...

Often times worrying is trying to figure out what to do to save yourself rather than trusting in God for deliverance. ~ J. Meyer
How much time have you wasted in worry? Probably more than you should have. How many of those times of worry did you gain anything? Probably not many.

As you can see there is a lot of truth found in the quote. With life situations that are basically "out of your hands" you should be trusting God He will take care and accept the outcome. It is probably easier said than done.

Now it's your turn...How does the verse impact you?
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Lynn Hare  

You're right. Worrying usually leaves God out of the equation. When I feel like things are beyond my control, in a strange way worrying seems to wrestle it back.

But when I practice the presence of God throughout the week, the worry seems to dissipate. Confidence in God's presence releases me to give the whole matter back to Him.

I give it to Him. I take it back. I give it to Him again. If I had this thing down, I would let Him keep it for good.

December 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM

Lynn ~

Sometimes we treat our issues as if it were fishing...we cannot let go of it, so we keep throwing our line out there. All the while our hook is out there, we're thinking of the matter.

I liked this quote from you, "When I feel like things are beyond my control, in a strange way worrying seems to wrestle it back."

It conveys that same idea that we like to keep our matters close, even though it needs to be given (and left) to God!

December 16, 2011 at 1:02 AM

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