In light of yesterday’s story of my anxiety I made a decision which will mean that doesn’t happen again! What about your anxiety stories? How do you help yourself not to worry? When you are worrying how do you stop yourself?
Anxiety often stops you from making the right decision because your focus is so exaggerated on what is going to go wrong.
Jesus says, ‘Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? (Matthew 6 v 25)
The verses prior to this Jesus has instructed us on treasures, eyes and masters. There are decisions of the heart, the eyes and that of our lifestyle that will impact on whether we worry or not. This is an uncertain world we live in and the decisions we make are crucial.
- Stop making the wrong decisions regarding what your heart desires, your eyes focus on and how you live your life. Write them down. You will need to refer to these in the future.
- When the worry comes write down what it is, but also get a new rationale around that thought and then the decision you are now making. Keep on reading what you have written until the worry moment leaves.
- Decide to look at life differently. Get a new perspective. Research those who don’t have ‘food or clothes’ (or whatever you tend to worry about) but who have lives far better than you because of things like joy and peace. Decide to see life through their eyes. Write down your findings.