Day 17: Let It Be

What’s something that bothers you or weighs you down? Let it go. Talk out the letting go process and how you’re going to better yourself for it.

OK, so I’m not OCD, but I do wrestle with control issues. You see, I like to think that I am in control in my life. Unfortunately, sometimes unexpected events happen that rock my world and remind me that I’m not really in charge of anything. It’s in these times that I ask myself a zillion questions and I go over every possible outcome again and again until I become obsessed with the situation. I worry. I mull. And I worry some more.

I’m learning to let it go and to trust. There are times when I cannot change my circumstances – but I can change my attitude. I’m learning to live in the present and not to borrow trouble from tomorrow (Matthew 6). This isn’t a lesson learned quickly…it seems I am continually reminding myself to take every thought captive and live in today. Perhaps when I learn to do this, I will be able to relinquish control and trust God with the outcome.

Anybody else out there have any tips for overcoming worry?

This post was written as part of NHBM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J

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Tears to Joy: Day 17: Let It Be

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 17: Let It Be

What’s something that bothers you or weighs you down? Let it go. Talk out the letting go process and how you’re going to better yourself for it.

OK, so I’m not OCD, but I do wrestle with control issues. You see, I like to think that I am in control in my life. Unfortunately, sometimes unexpected events happen that rock my world and remind me that I’m not really in charge of anything. It’s in these times that I ask myself a zillion questions and I go over every possible outcome again and again until I become obsessed with the situation. I worry. I mull. And I worry some more.

I’m learning to let it go and to trust. There are times when I cannot change my circumstances – but I can change my attitude. I’m learning to live in the present and not to borrow trouble from tomorrow (Matthew 6). This isn’t a lesson learned quickly…it seems I am continually reminding myself to take every thought captive and live in today. Perhaps when I learn to do this, I will be able to relinquish control and trust God with the outcome.

Anybody else out there have any tips for overcoming worry?

This post was written as part of NHBM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J

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2 Comments:

At November 17, 2011 at 8:09 AM , Blogger Lindsey Brackett said...

I wish I did, Nat. I am always worried about something lately, instead of trusting that God will provide just what we need for each day.

 
At November 17, 2011 at 1:45 PM , Blogger Jill Willeke said...

Natalie -- I read a great book -- Calm My Anxious Heart by Linda Dillow. Has wonderful practical tips on worry.

 

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