Every once in awhile I'm hit with an attack of the worries, are you? They might arrive in the wee hours of the morning while hardly awake, they might strike at midnight when I'm tired--there is no specified time.
We all know the enemy (devil) looks for opportunities to get us to worry. He whispers worry, regret, fear and doubt into our minds. It's up to us to choose whether we'll give into worry or to get rid of it. But getting rid of it isn't always that easy.
Getting Rid of Worry
Years ago, Dr. Henry Cloud wrote a book, Changes That Heal. The chapter I recently turned to referred to our ability to live along side both good and bad in life.
Bad will always be in the world and so the questions become:
- What are you seeing in your life, your husband, your kids, that you are labelling as "bad"?
- Are these things really bad?
- Can you say, "It is what it is" and move on?
- Do you simply need to lighten up, trust God, shift your thoughts, and learn to co-exist with some of the bad in life?
I've been working on viewing things from God's eyes lately. It's not always easy, but is more fun and less stressful. I'm learning to put down perfectionism. Can you do that?