November 2, 2011

Encouragement For Today

I was browsing through status shuffle this morning on Facebook and came across a quote that really hit home for me.

"For God to take care of us, we have to stop trying to take care of ourselves, by worrying about every little thing we can't control." Joyce Meyer

I will be the first to admit I am definitely a worry wart. I worry about anything and everything which causes a lot of undue stress and anxiety. I have always been this way. I try not to worry but just can't help it.

I read this quote and then pondered it for a moment and realized how true this is. If every time I start to worry about something I cannot control what am I doing for me? Nothing but causing unwanted anxiety. However, if I pray and let the Lord handle whatever it may be no matter how big or small; then it is no longer my worry and everything will fall into place as it should.

I really need to keep this in mind and work on not worrying so much. I really do it way too much! Comes with being the type of person that worries about pleasing others. That's another thing I have trouble with, and have for years.

Anyone else have these same issues? Share your thoughts and how you deal with them. Maybe we can learn from one another!