Why Worry?

Today’s spiritual inspiration comes from Matthew 6:34: [Jesus says,] “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

I really love this verse.  It really ties into what I’ve been experiencing in my life and what I’ve been sharing about in some of my blog posts.  I don’t know if you caught it on one of my other blogs, about family, life, business and organizing, but last week I shared about accepting what’s going on in your life and taking advantage of the situation.  And on this blog I shared recently about the choices we can make to live with more freedom.  Today, I’m going to continue talking about both of these thoughts and their connection to worry.

Let’s start with a question: what good does worry do you?  Does anyone make money when they worry?  Does anyone grow relationships when they worry?  Does anyone feel happy when they worry?  So then the question must be asked: what good is worry? The short and long of it is that worry really doesn’t do anyone any good.

If we decide to not worry about tomorrow and focus on today, it gives us the ability to better deal with what happens in that day.  It also means we’re more able to participate in our relationships and at work.

When you start accepting the volatility and changes in your life, you’ll be better prepared mentally for any situations that would have caused you to worry.  When you live your life making choices that give you the flexibility and freedom you desire, you’ll have built into your life systems and supports to give you peace of mind in situations that would have caused you worry.

If  you do catch yourself worrying, instead of worrying, sit down and put plans in place to help you overcome the potential problem.  After all, there is a big difference between worrying about tomorrow and preparing for tomorrow.

What would help you worry less? Share your thoughts below and I’ll do my best to discuss them in future blog posts.

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