This week I’ve spoken with 2 friends that have shared their anxiety due to being overwhelmed with things coming at them in life. The things coming at them are in their control. It’s things they can change and it all starts in the mind.
One shared that they are overwhelmed with the upgrades on their house, major repairs, painting, new furniture. To one that enjoys projects, this may not sound like a big deal but if you don’t like making major decisions and you are not a project person then you can feel overwhelmed. I told them to get a calendar and mark a reasonable date that it will be done. Even though you have no idea the time frame or window to get all accomplished, you can pretend that is the date and start your countdown to having the project finished.
The other friend’s situation is more complicated but I said the same to them. I said if you can worry about what doesn’t exist then you can flip your mind around to pretend that it is going to happen. Mark your calendar and say this is the date it will all be done.
We have control of our thoughts. We are the only ones to control them. We can be positive in our thoughts just as easy as we can go bad in our thoughts. It’s not “what if” it’s “it will”. I believe the word “will” is written more than “if” in the Bible. Google says 2881 times. If we divided that by months and days in a year then we need to say it 7 times a day. Seven is the number of God, spiritual awareness, intuition, and inner wisdom. Coincidental? You know the answer. 😉
“And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" Matthew 6:27