Wait to Worry
This is a new idea for me, but one that I am starting to cling to. Wait to worry. I have even passed it on, in a recent coaching opportunity.
Things were not going well for this person, but there was nothing they could do. In the near future, there would be things they could do. However, right now, all they could do would be to worry. That’s no good.
I gently but firmly encouraged, “Wait to worry.” I had to repeat it a few times, as I do for myself. Being a planner, I lean towards worry myself, even if there is nothing I can do.
If you can’t do anything, though, don’t worry about it. Choose to worry about it…I mean think about it later, when you can do something. Until then, consider it an opportunity to trust God.
I’ve even found myself sometimes praying, “Lord, thank you for this opportunity to trust you.” Great things happen when we place our faith in God.
The idea of “waiting to worry” was mentioned by Joanne Miller in a recent 48Days.com Podcast. She was quoting her friend Gail Hyatt. I did a little research and found an awesome blog post on the subject. May it be an encouragement to you.
Try waiting to worry this week. Then tell me how it goes…in the comments section or on social media. Thanks.