Key Words: Take no thought
The word thought carries the idea of being anxious or worrying. What a shame when we feel as though our worrying is better than prayer and faith in God!
Have you ever noticed that there are those who seem to look for things to worry about? Reminds me of the story of the woman who worried about everything...drove her husband crazy. One day she got saved. Her husband rejoiced. Her worrying could now be over. The next day she called him at work and said, “Dear, I’m worried. “ “About what?” he asked. “I’m worried that I don’t have anything to worry about.” Some people just seem to be bent on worrying. For those of you bent on worrying, here are twelve ways to worry scientifically.
1. Never worry over rumors or what “they” say. First get the facts.
2. Know definitely your worry problem. Write it down. Face it.
3. Worry about only one problem at a time.
4. Set a definite day, afternoon, or night for worrying.
5. Never worry in bed, in the dining room, living room, or at church.
6. Select an air-conditioned room. Lean back in an easy chair.
7. Set a time limit. If you must go beyond it, give yourself credit for time-and-a-half.
8. Never worry with a frowning face. Smile, sing, or whistle.
9. Never worry when you are tired, sick, angry, or depressed.
10. Never worry while working, playing, visiting, shopping, or gossiping.
11. There are two times never to worry – when you can help the situation and when you cannot.
12. Never worry alone. Take it to the Lord and leave it there (Proverbs 3:5-6).
I remind you of Luke 18:1 which says, “...that men ought always to pray, and not
✞ Remember, he who faints, falls.
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