What Everyone Ought To Know About Worry
“Let go, and let God deal with it.” – T.I (No Matter What)
This was put together with you in mind.
As humans, there is an innate obsession with control. An insane infatuation with perfection. We always want to get it right. But most of the time, we don’t.
Because that’s exactly how life is.
Of course, you have control over a large part of it, but there’s an even larger part that you have no say over.
The Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niehbur reads:
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.
Half of the things you are worried about won’t happen. Even if they do, not the way you thought they would.
Worry postpones today’s joys, robs you of tomorrow’s happiness and then paints a future that might never happen.
A true test of character is letting go sometimes.
That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put in effort, work hard or be concerned. It’s not an excuse for laziness or procrastination either.
It’s just what it is – that there are forces outside your human capabilities that make things happen or not happen.
Call it favour. Call it grace. Call it fortune. Call it luck. Call it God. There’s just something infinitely bigger than you or I.
I have no idea what it is you are going through, but then looking back I know that most of the things that kept me up at night in the past weren’t worth it.
But then again, don’t take my word for it. Just ask yourself, “how much has worry improved your life?”
I’ll let you be the judge.