OVERCOMING WORRY Part III
Let’s learn more about overcoming worry. We have looked in Part II at some practical enemies that bring on worry and some ideas for overcoming in these areas:
- Junk food (especially sugar as it causes blood sugar swings)
- Lack of Exercise (which releases the “feel good neurotransmitters)
- Lack of Sleep
- Too many commitments
- Lack of Planning
What else can we do?
What else can we do to overcome worry? We can make some decisions:
“It is my choice to not worry.”
“I cast all my cares over on You (Lord) now. I refuse to worry in Jesus name.”
“Worry will not choke the Word in my life”
Worry is a Learned Habit.
Worry is a learned habit. Habits can be replaced by the grace of God with the strength of the Greater One. We can replace the habit of worry with faith, trust, and gratefulness, with time.
“A habit is too weak to be felt until it is too strong to be broken.”
Let’s replace the habit of worry with faith, trust, and gratefulness and make our new habit so strong they cannot be broken.
GOD HATES WORRY
Worry is a hindrance to God. He tells us how to break this habit. We can break free. We can break this habit of worry by changing the worry thought immediately as it thought comes on the scene. Change channels. God tells us to think on things good, pure and lovely. This ought to excite us and stir us up.
WORRY IS ADDICTIVE
Worry is the opposite of faith and trust. It can be like a drink to an alcoholic. Worry is actually sinning. Can you imagine that God says in his Word that “without faith (the opposite of worry) it is impossible to please God.”
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith, it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
This is really huge. As we begin training to overcome worry, we are pleasing God. We might call this training: “Fighting the Good Fight of Faith”. It is the fight against worry, doubt, and fear. We can overcome worry. We overcome by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony. Stay tuned for Part IV as we learn a tremendously important spiritual principle for overcoming worry.