OK, so I’m not OCD, but I do wrestle with control issues. You see, I like to think that I am in control in my life. Unfortunately, sometimes unexpected events happen that rock my world and remind me that I’m not really in charge of anything. It’s in these times that I ask myself a zillion questions and I go over every possible outcome again and again until I become obsessed with the situation. I worry. I mull. And I worry some more.
I’m learning to let it go and to trust. There are times when I cannot change my circumstances – but I can change my attitude. I’m learning to live in the present and not to borrow trouble from tomorrow (Matthew 6). This isn’t a lesson learned quickly…it seems I am continually reminding myself to take every thought captive and live in today. Perhaps when I learn to do this, I will be able to relinquish control and trust God with the outcome.
Anybody else out there have any tips for overcoming worry?
This post was written as part of NHBM – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J