You know those moments where a certain thought pops into your mind and it’s just ONE thought but it ends up turning into a long drawn out picture in detail of every different scenario or avenue it could possibly take? Yea. That’s called OVERTHINKING.
Yes, unfortunately it happens to all of us but, statistics show we as women tend to deal with it more than men. 😐 It happens in our prayer time even..we will be steady focused on praying and one trigger word comes out our mouth and whoop there it is, the thought trail!
So what causes it? And why does it “naturally” happen in certain situations?
Well I have a theory..
Worry is the root to overthinking. And worry comes from FEAR. Ouch. I know, It hurts so good right? None of us want to know we worry because it highlights an area we need to work on but, it can be taken care of!
Anytime a negative comes up the opposite is what we are usually lacking.. What’s the opposite of fear? L O V E, and we got that!
2 Timothy 1:7 declares we have already been given love, but not just love! It says we also have power and a SOUND MIND! Praise Him! That scripture has been recited over and over and to some probably worn out but, to me it’s one of the most powerful declarations and truths in the bible! It’s for US and in there for a reason, to hold onto in moments where worry (overthinking) can try to rise up.
The bible also says not to worry..about ANYTHING! Period. Did you know that?! In Philippians 4:6-9, “Don’t worry. Instead of worrying, PRAY. Let petitions and PRAISES shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, EVERYTHING coming together for the good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ Displaces worry at the center of your life.”
(If you haven’t found out by now I like relaying certain scriptures out of the MSG version because it just keeps it real ya know?!😉)
He gave us the antidote right there in black and white lovelies, 3 things that will allow Love to burst forth and wipe out worry/fear…
1) do not worry about anything
2) pray about everything
3) thank God for everything
That’s it! Simple enough.😊
So chew on these hearty verses my beauties and let that upcoming project, deadline, test, bill, healthy confrontation, doctor report or whatever it may be think about itself. You HAVE a sound mind. So don’t worry. 😁
Loving you, Tanisha Poni 💜