By Guest Blogger Tiffany Deonanan
Let it go! Don’t worry about it! It will happen when it is supposed to happen. If it is meant to be, it will be.
Many of us have offered these words to others in a time where we were numb and had no idea of what to say to someone, but if you are going through something and hear these words, sometimes they are hard to grasp.
Have you ever wanted something or wanted to change a situation so bad you could not stand it? Whether is be our jobs, something our kids are going through, a financial situation, family or friend issues, or our marriage, it takes a toll on us. It stresses us out.
To some extent we have all felt some kind of stress in our lives, but what if what we are worried about is truly out of our control? I am not someone who quits easily, especially when it comes to my family, friends, or something I strongly believe in.
Over the past few years, I have had to learn and I am still continuing to learn, that some things are just out of my control no matter how hard I try. Some things we have to just sit back and pray to God and let it ride it’s course. (Visit Tiffany’s past post When Your Fairy Tale Life Doesn’t End With Happily Ever After).
Let’s get one thing straight though, I am not saying that if your house is a wreck, you just sit on your couch all day and it will eventually clean itself. Wishful thinking! I am talking about those situations that are truly out of our control, but effect our lives daily.
We all face struggles daily. I have tried to master the art of “not caring,” but deep down inside that doesn’t work either. For me, I have learned to redirect my attention and time on what matters to me. Whether it be spending time doing and giving to others, spending time with my family, taking pictures of my kids doing what makes them happy, doing my Bible study with my closest friends, reading a book, shopping, and the list goes on. Those things help me get the “junk” out of my head and help me refocus on what really matters and allows me to be the person I am meant to be and not an evil demon that worrying can make me become.
Dwelling on the actions of others or situations that happen that are out of my control will only cause me to worry more and waste my time. So in the meantime, I am doing what makes me happy in life.
Worrying does not empty tomorrow of it’s troubles. It empties today of its strengths. ~ Corrie Ten Boom