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7 Things You Worry About When You Shouldn't

February 7 2013, 09:43am

Posted by Nicholl

Ever feel yourself getting upset over the littlest of things?  Do you often worry about things that end up not even being a big deal?  Why do we bother over issues that really are meaningless and will not help us or our families if we choose to waste time and money concerning them.

One.  Worrying over things beyond your control like incidents that happen on the job, at home and elsewhere.

Sometimes things happen unexpectedly and so situations like this are inevitable.  Of course, you want things to run smoothly, but we don't always get what we want in life.  Mistakes happen, people lose their cool, get sick, and leave.  Cursing, crying, and bad-mouthing about those people and things we can't control is going to accomplish what?  A negative energy that comes from you and then infects anyone you comes in your presence.

Two.  People we don't like.

You might worry over someone or a group that you don't like finding out that you don't like them.  So you worry that your negative mannerisms or words are going to get back.  If so, then what?  You are going to worry about coming up with a lie or something else to cover up your feelings?  People who are unlikeable really don't care too much what others think. 

Three.  The price of things fluctuating.

A guy on the radio alerts you to yet another inflated price on something that should be cheap.  A woman warns you about losing money on a stock.  Meanwhile, you don't typically buy any of these things.  So why are you so concerned?  Oh that's right, because someone has convinced you that you should be.  Can we say, brainwashing?

Four.  Death.

It's unfortunate that yet another person has died in your family, but some people just want to use a tragic situation to start trouble and get you to worry.  For instance, a relative wants you to come to a funeral.  But you can't make it, so you tell him or her.  He or she doesn't sound so understanding about your absence.  You don't like his or her reaction, so now you worry whether or not your relative will still be nice to you.  To make matters worse, another relative calls to tell you that a certain disease runs in your family, and "You better...and you might want to..."  So you start thinking about what he or she said over and over again.  When your body has a minor setback, whenever that might be, are you going to worry yourself to death about it?

Five . Someone else's illness.

Not your body, so why are you worrying yourself sick?  The person doesn't listen to advice, doesn't want help, and makes excuses, not your problem.

Six.  Wild animals, crazy insects and the boogie man coming to get you and your family.

So you heard a report about something crazy in the forest and you also became captivated over a photo on the Internet with a caption that read, "Their here."  Now what?  You spread the word all over the place upsetting people about something that you don't even know is true or not because you didn't bother to do any research.  To make matters worse, some big black bug is crawling around on your floor so you kill it and then you tell everyone in the family to be on the look out for more in their closets and beds and maybe this is a sign that something bad is going to happen.  Don't you think you are over-reacting just a little?

Seven.  Celebrities and other people who the media says is important--really?

You don't know that A-list actor or that D-list singer, but you worry that they died as a result of an organization murdering them and so now you stay up late all night thinking about them.  Then you scare people with stories about staying at home because some people got shot up the other day and maybe your neighbors might be next.  And as if that isn't good enough, you tell people to watch this show and that show to learn more about people who they don't know or even care about because this thing or that thing happened to them and it might happen to those you know.

We have all been guilty of this sort of behavior at times.  It's one thing learning about something and then sharing useful information with others.  But when one is inciting fear, mayhem and just plain insanity over things that none of us can control, there is a problem.  We should all remember to be wise before we share stories.

Turn your worries over to your Creator.

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