How to tell when you’re overthinking

How to tell when you're overthinkingChronic. I have been a chronic over-thinker. And I can still fall into it at times. It. feels. awful. And yet, we do it because we don’t know what “might” happen.

The “what if’s” come like rapid fire gun shots at our thoughts and we scramble like soldiers for a bunker of mental safety, strategizing a plan to make sure everything turns out alright.

Like we think we are that powerful. Newsflash: WE ARE NOT THAT POWERFUL.

As Christians, we talk about our faith walk, and then worry about what could be around the next corner. We are listening to the wrong voices.

In fact, the only way to grow our faith is to NOT KNOW and still lean hard with all the weight of our concerns upon God. We are to “cast all our cares upon Him because He cares for us.”

We not to cast it like a fishing lure, then reel it back in. We’re to throw it out like the garbage and trust that God is going to be God.

I was telling a new friend yesterday that sometimes when life circumstances seem way too big, we just need to walk outside and look up at that really big sky and remember that our Heavenly Father made that sky…with His words! And that His hands hold it and us together.

So when you catch yourself with the “what if” or the “I’ve got to do something about this” thoughts, walk outside and throw it all at the Lord who is so very big. Then come back in, make a nice cuppa tea, and ask for His help. He promises to give it.

Grace & Peace,
Robin

(c) Sozo Life & Leadership, LLC, July 2014

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