I’m a professional overthinker. I can over think anything! Give me a broad answer about something, I’ll overthink it to death. Solid, direct answers ease my anxieties caused by overthinking. And I always get exactly that from the Lord. That’s why it’s so important for me to pray before I let my self begin to overthink. It’s a daily struggle for me.
Once I go down that path and let my mind begin to race about something, my anxiety begins to rise quickly. Before you know it I’m all excited about something that’s more than likely not even real. That’s a dangerous place to be. It can cause division in your relationships, hostility towards others, discontent, worry, pain, insecurity, depression, anxiety, stress, hopelessness, etc., all over something that may or may not even be legit.
It’s only when I take time to pray about things that I can proceed in peace. Prayer is the biggest prospective adjuster in our lives. It puts us in the presence of a good God. It shines light on things. It allows us to speak out loud the cares of this life, and receive answers and direction from the one who knows all things and wants the very best for His children. It allows us most importantly to compare anything and everything to truth.
If something is causing you to overthink, take it to the Lord in prayer. If it lines up with His truth, take that solid answer and be at peace with it. If it doesn’t line up with His truth, take that thought (or 193838 thoughts) captive and put them out of your mind.
He doesn’t want us to walk around with our minds going 800mph in the wrong direction all the time oozing anxiety. He calls us to walk in peace. We can only do that when we stop the overthinking and start instead taking everything to Him in prayer. ❤️
“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
Philippians 4:6 KJV
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