If you are a Mom, you worry. That’s just what we do right?!
I’ve noticed that the older my boys get, the more I worry. Worried that they won’t get into the college they want, worried that they won’t get the athletic or art scholarship they desire, worried that they’ll be discriminated against, worried that some girl is going to break their heart, worried that I won’t be there to shield them from life’s disappointments, hell just worried about everything! The problem with worrying is that, it not only opens the door to all kind of negative thoughts and emotions, but it literally separates you from God.
The other day I had an anxiety attack thinking about my children and their future. My heart was racing, I was having hot flashes and my mind was all over the place with what-if scenarios. But, I recognized during that overwhelming moment that worry had become a permanent resident in my life. Somewhere, I had traded my hope for worry. I simply forgot whose I am, what’s been promised to me, and the power I have within me.
Once I calmed my nerves, I had to stop and be honest with myself about where my faith level really is. Even though I believe in God and sing His praises every day, I realized I had simply stopped trusting Him. I had replaced His Word with the cares of the world, and the cares of the world were taking over.
To worry is a choice. It can pop up at any time, but the question is: do you give it permission to stay by entertaining it or do you immediately kick it out?
I kid y’all not, every time my sons looked at the colleges they want to attend, my mind would go from yeah that’s a great school to OMG, how much does it cost? What if they don’t get the right ACT score? What if they don’t get a full scholarship? What if they drop a pass and lose their football scholarship? What if, what if, what if? See those thoughts, that’s me allowing worry to stay.
I had to learn how to kick those worries out and get back to trusting and believing that God IS for my family. YES, sometimes it’s easier said than done, but I’m here to tell you how to do it. It’s simple 2-step process, but you have to be diligent about it!
Step 1: Find scriptures to meditate on. What does God’s word say?
Step 2: Every time thought a of worry, fear or doubt creeps up into your mind, say that scripture aloud to yourself. (Sometimes you have to say it over and over and over for it to go away!)
That’s it! I have been doing this, these the last few months and I have officially gone from a worrier to a warrior! Trust me when I tell you, there is power in the Word of God. And there is a peace that comes over you when you believe in that Word.
Moms, IT IS NOT POSSIBLE to worry and trust God at the same time. We ALL want what’s best for our children, but if we don’t get this worrying under control, it will swallow us up! I only need to experience an anxiety attack one time to know it’s not for me!
Become a WARRIOR!! And the best part about all this, is that I’m sharing with you the same scriptures I use. Click here for your weapons! (Get it, become a warrior, these scriptures are your weapons! LOL!) I’m praying for you! XOXO
Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7