Happy Monday everyone!!!
So, of course, I’m always coming through on Monday’s with Sunday’s service inspiration. Yesterday the service was about lowering your level of worry. How many of us have made ourselves sick worrying about things, some in which haven’t even happened? And let's be real, some of those things we worry about probably won't happen!
I know there have been times where my worry level was off the charts. I was stressed out and honestly just looking for a way out. I had faith that God was going to bring me through, but I wasn’t even really believing it anymore. When the sun shined again I knew it was all God.
Our pastor gave us three ways in order to lower the worry level.
1. Stop Complaining.
2. Start speaking words of life to your thoughts of worry.
3. Practice contentment.
Stop Complaining: Do you ever catch yourself complaining? If I see that I’m complaining about something, I stop myself immediately because nothing is going to change solely off of my complaints. And I also hate being the one that's always complaining so I usually don’t. This isn’t customer service for your most troubling bill or the manager at the place that messed up your food order because we all are on go when it comes to either of those. :) This is pertaining our daily lives. If you have kids, then for the most part, you strongly dislike when they complain. I KNOW I DO!! No shame over here! Now imagine how God feels. And honestly, if you aren’t doing something to change your life for the better, things will most likely stay the same.
Verse: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
Speak Life: IF YOU DON’T SPEAK LIFE OVER YOU THE DEVIL WILL DEFINITELY SPEAK DEATH! I can admit that sometimes I deem myself unworthy of the simplest of things. When the thought pops up, I’ll immediately shut the thoughts off because I am worthy of everything good. That’s one of my most spoken affirmations and I usually say it to others as well. I AM WORTHY OF EVERYTHING GOOD. I won’t allow my past to define my future. I will not allow the next person to define my future. God has the last say so over my life so if you are not pouring positivity into my life, I’m sorry but I wish you well on your way out of it.
Verse: May the word of my mouth and the mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and redeemer.
Practice Contentment: Are you one to rush through your process? Yep that’s been me too! I am not ashamed to say so. There were times where I was trying to put my own plan into play and not waiting on God. And there I was wondering why things weren’t aligning in my favor. I live life knowing that “What God has for me, won’t pass me by.” You want that new car? Wait patiently. You want that new house? Prepare yourself for that season. Wait in contentment. Appreciate everything that you have right now. Appreciate where you are on this life’s journey. I know that all things are working for my good. Whether where I am in life is good or not. I take my losses as my wins. I take the good with the bad. I know that there is always a reason for every season and I try my best to always be understanding of that.
Verse: I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.
Today is a new day. Drop the dead weight, indulge in self-care, and do some breathing exercises! All of these will help your worry level decrease. I will not let the ways of the world be the reason I am sick from worrying and neither should you. I am a firm believer that everything will work out, ALWAYS.
Until Next Time, Peace and Love 😊