Rest and Do Not Worry because “worry” is nothing other than an irrational thought, which gives you the ability to dissect it by taking it apart, you can cut it up, lay it out and look at it piece by piece.
It has been noted that 94% of the things you tend to worry about will never come to pass, or they are innocuous. Therefore, there is only a 6% ratio left to be dealt with, and we all have the capability to handle the 6% without panicking and being filled with apprehension.
Worry is one of the the most ineffective pastimes we can have:
“Better never trouble trouble
Until trouble troubles you,
For you’re sure to make your trouble
Double trouble when you do.
And your trouble, like a bubble,
That you’re troubling about,
May be nothing but a cipher
With the rim rubbed out.”
Rest is important to our bodies because it gives to us a sense of restored balance and allows us to function much better. Our bodies requires rest, which by the way can come in the form of a good night’s peaceful sleep with the end result being that we are allowed to see how rest recharges our body and makes it more capable to deal realistically with the challenges of each day and lessens the chance of worry.
“And on the seventh day God ended His work which he had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all his work which He had done.”–Genesis 2:2
“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? Look 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.”–Matthew 6:25-28
Life has its responsibilities, but we also have a choice to either worry or rest.
“Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you.”–Psalm 55:22
Find a place of Rest by:
1. Never allowing others to control your stopwatch!
You should never allow yourself to be intimidated by the opinions of others. Remember to always take charge of your time and never let other’s infringe on your committed time for rest and recovery.
2. Realize that there is a need for rest in each season of your life.
Every phase of life requires rest in order to continue on to the next phase.
3. Be sure to work to fulfill your calling, never your falling.
You are to work at accomplishing your goals in life, avoiding the addiction to become a workaholic, which tends to bring overexertion, exhaustion, as well as, over-extension.
4. Learn to work at Resting.
Take vacations, relax, enjoy life. Take time outs from time to time to become refreshed, renewed and recharged.
5. Always reward yourself with Rest.
When you work hard, it’s important to reward yourself by playing hard. Avoid burnout which destroys your motivation to work. We maximize ourselves in times of silence where we are able to be still in rest.
Worry is a condition where the mind spasmodically clutches an idea and won’t let it go. You allow yourself to hold onto an idea which you refuse to let go of.
Do Not Worry by:
a. Taking Worry Apart by exchanging a bad idea with a good idea.
b. Rising Above Worry by rising above the worry with clarity.
c. Looking at Worry realistically and logically, then it loses its power.
It is important to Rest and Do Not Worry because the places of ‘rest’ that we carve out for ourselves are most often where we are able to best assess our life, our dreams, our heartaches, as well as our faith. There is so much power in Rest, because it allows us to enjoy the journey of life, not only arriving at the destination. Take a break, then rest and restore yourself.
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