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Andromeda_Organa

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how do I stop worrying?
« on: February 15, 2009, 10:42:55 PM »
At church today, I was revealed that the biggest sin in my life is worry. How do I stop that? :dontknow:

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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2009, 10:47:52 PM »
At church today, I was revealed that the biggest sin in my life is worry. How do I stop that? :dontknow:

imo, by allowing worry to be a part of you.  Embracing it, accepting it, as what it is, an emotion/feeling.   To become aware that u worry, and embrace it as a part of being human, a part of you.  Realize you are not the worrier, but the one who is aware that you worry. 

you might be interested in this technique

http://www.emofree.com/

with an example here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0-JxGLDuec


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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2009, 10:52:38 PM »
 :cloud9: Read the Word, believe the Word, and let it do what it's supposed to do in you. Look up, for example, how many times Jesus said, "Fear not." Blessings.....
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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2009, 12:11:50 AM »
By finding out what you're worrying about specifically and realizing that every possible worry is a fear that a particular promise of God's Word is a lie, won't work in this situation, can't be trusted, isn't for me, etc., etc., etc.  And then just study the Word of God that covers that area and devote all of your focus to that.  Worry is one of the bigger sins, along with strife.  Most people think adultery and murder, but where there's strife there's confusion and EVERY evil work according to the book of James, and worry's nothing but inner strife that ultimately bottomlines in unbelief in a particular promise or group of promises of God's Word because of spending more time with the problems than with the particular promises that cover that situation. 

Worry makes a metallic vice out of your mind and you will CRUSH whatever you worry about because you're just tightening the grip over and over and over again as though you were in a wood shop turning the handle on a vice.  Thinking positively WON'T build anything positive in your life, but it'll give you a greater emotional basis for speaking the Word of God and having His Spoken Word come to pass in your life.  But worry will cost you everything you've got and everything you ever hoped to have and it will strangle all of your dreams, all of your energy, and remove absolutely each and every single possibility from your life.  It's not just a part of the human equation.  Worry is to your spirit, soul, and body the equivalent of trying to live on nothing but pork rinds and lard.  You know that something would totally give where your body is concerned if you tried to do that, right?  Plus it would be totally disgusting to try to live on nothing but that, right?  It's totally toxic. 

Tolerate it as much as you'd tolerate a snake bite.  Your emergency room for your worry is God's Word and Isaiah 54 is a great place to start.  You could read through all of 1John aloud half a dozen times a day every single day for the next 12 months and be totally transformed by it.  People that have never taken God's Word as medicine before though will probably balk at the idea.  But I already know where they're headed anyway, so I'm not worried about that.  I know what works in my life 100% of the time everytime that I put it to work.  And anytime it's not working in my life, then I back up and realize that I'm talking about doing it more than actually doing it.  And that never works.

I won't get into details, but there are certain particular Scriptures that I still read aloud each and every single day, many times throughout the day, and I've already been the total embodiment of the substance and evidence of those particular Scriptures for years.  But as your body will never outgrow it's need for a steady diet of chlorophyll, and even if you were at your ideal body weight and muscle mass that would only mean that you'd need it all of the more to maintain what you've got, it's the exact same thing with the Word of God to your spirit and emotions.  No such thing as anything that any of us can say "I already know that."  All of life is progress or regress.  There's no such thing as staying still in one particular chapter of yourself that you've achieved.  Even God is still growing in everything that you can think about Him.

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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2009, 12:38:48 AM »
Worrying is part of life, but it doesn't need to consume you.
There's the little man and the big man within you.
Don't let the little man tie a chain around your neck and drag you around. (Don't let your worries become bigger than they need be. A lot of our problems come from spending FAR too much time in our minds and not taking life as it comes every second and living in the NOW.)

Be mindful of the future, however don't become consumed with the future, and you will know when to let go of those things which do not serve you, but force you to serve them.

We all have troubles... when you worry TOO much you are actually being rather selfish and vain. Thinking that YOUR problems are far more important, and that you must spend all your time thinking and distressing over them when you could be using some of that time helping another human being or at least trying to make yourself stronger so you can overcome your troubles, so you will spend less time on YOURSELF and more time on others. I know this from vast experience.

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Of endless joy. And everywhere
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If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2009, 05:05:31 AM »
At church today, I was revealed that the biggest sin in my life is worry. How do I stop that? :dontknow:


Try to realize the lie that your a terrible sinner for worrying about things in the first place.

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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2009, 05:16:07 AM »
At church today, I was revealed that the biggest sin in my life is worry. How do I stop that? :dontknow:


Try to realize the lie that your a terrible sinner for worrying about things in the first place.

So true!!

(and just to clarify, worrying in itself, is not selfish or vain... that's not what I meant. What I mean, is when you get so the ONLY thing you think about is yourself and your problems and ALL of your time is spent on it, that is when you get truly out of balance and you need to get out of your mind. I hope you understand what I'm saying.)

One thing that helps me when I get this way is to just keep telling God that you are putting the situation in His hands. Just keep telling God that's what you're doing. And wish love and forgiveness on those who are in the situation with you. It's hard to love people who are hurting you sometimes. If you tell God to wrap HIS loving arms around them, sometimes that makes it a little easier.

But I'm going off on a whole other thing here.
Worrying a little is ok, you're human.
Worrying a LOT is a destructive habit.
The sooner you learn that, the better off you will be.
Always strive for balance, know what I mean?
Don't let things get out of control.
And ask God for Help.
He is ALWAYS there to help you.
No fancy prayers needed, just talk to him....

"I knelt to drink,
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.

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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2009, 04:34:44 PM »


I heard a person say one time, "Why PRAY when you can WORRY
so good?" 

That got the man's attention and he laughed!

Bless you, the diciples asked Jesus "Teach us to PRAY!"


Rend your heart, and not your garments.  Garments speaks
of "emotions" .......we all have them, but God's people press
thru the crown of their emotions, to "touch" the HEM of "HIS"
garment, like the "woman" who was losing her "life" by
the hemoragging, she needed to TOUCH HIM>

And when she DID, He turned around and said: Like He says to
YOU:

WHO touched me?


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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2009, 08:29:21 PM »
For me, it's the serpent eating the dust . . .my mind eats away at my state of rest until it becomes restlessness.   Scripture states to worry about nothing, pray about everything . . .praying is simply having a conversation with God . . .who is invisible of course, but by talking it out, it allows a vent for things to be release from you . . .rather than be bottled up in you. 

Worrying for me, is not my worst enemy . .it's a manifestation of my worst enemy . . but the source of that worry is coming from my carnal mind.  Scripture also tells us to take captive our thoughts . . .don't let them consume you.  One thought will lead to another, which leads to another . . .until you find yourself overwhelmed at things that "might" or "could" happen . .but have not.  You become paranoid.

One of the quickest ways to get out of it . . .is praise and worship.  At least that's what works for me.

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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2009, 08:31:12 PM »
For me, it's the serpent eating the dust . . .my mind eats away at my state of rest until it becomes restlessness.  

 :cloud9: Good way to put it, I like that.  :thumbsup:
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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2009, 08:33:48 PM »
Some relevant scriptures - Matthew 6:

25"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

 28"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 32For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.



To sum it up: don't worry about things, God will work it all out in the end!  :thumbsup:

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Re: how do I stop worrying?
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009, 01:27:48 AM »
Scripture also tells us to take captive our thoughts . . .don't let them consume you.  One thought will lead to another, which leads to another . . .until you find yourself overwhelmed at things that "might" or "could" happen . .but have not.  You become paranoid.

One of the quickest ways to get out of it . . .is praise and worship.  At least that's what works for me.

That's great advice.
"I knelt to drink,
And knew that I was on the brink
Of endless joy. And everywhere
I turned I saw a wonder there."

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.