Why do we worry, when God tells us not too? Who knows. I do know that I’ve gotten so much better about this and that is partly due to my husband.
I just go over things that I have to do or haven’t done in my head. Over and over and over. It’s exhausting at times. I’m always thinking of what I still have left to do. Why?
Something I started doing as a teenager is still very helpful today and I’ve even suggested it to friends. Write down your worries. It sounds simple and maybe even a little elementary, but it works. I promise. This is what I do.
1. I make a list of everything that is on my mind at the moment. Listing out all of my worries (silly or not)
2. I look back over the list and one by one add logic to the equation and out to the margin I write a solution. For ex: If one of my worries was “I won’t finish my project in time”. Then next to that I would probably write that I just need to develop a plan, set aside time and worst case find out if it could be extended.
3. After I’ve written solutions to each “worry” I look back over the list. It takes away a LOT of the stress.
I believe that letting things float aimlessly around in our heads is so detrimental. When they are ambiguous, that is so much worse. Take them out of your head, write them down on paper and look at them. Face them, be real about them and dissolve the worry.
We can only do so much in one day and God NEVER intended for us to carry around the weight of worry…especially about our to-do list.
He wants us to forget our to-do list and worry about His.