1791 When Worry is Winning


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All you want in life is what's best for your child. But when worry is winning, how do you overcome what is holding you hostage in your heart?

Life can be super complicated. And having children complicates it even more. Not only are you concerned for yourself, but you now have the ultimate concern, a child! No wonder your heart is hurting.

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Most of what we don't know leads to fear. If we can't logically reason out the situation or circumstance, we are left with worry.

And you know what happens to the heart with worry? It decays.

Who wants to live with a broken, worried heart?

No one! So today, we break the cycle when worry is winning.

The K.I.S.S. ~ Break the cycle!

Think about what you currently do when worry is winning?

  • You lose sleep.
  • You eat stuff that isn't good for you.
  • You're crabby and irritable.
  • You pester your child for answers.
  • You pour over possible solutions.
  • You ask others for their opinions.
  • You play all scenarios over and over again in your mind.

Do any of these help?


It reminds me of my grandmother. She was such a strong woman. A lady of fortitude. Nothing was impossible in her opinion. There was always a way.

But one thing that she did extremely well was worry. She always stewed over stuff. Now understand, this was my recollection from childhood. When I got a little older, I began to see the difference of worry versus concern.

This worry ran deep in her blood and in mine. I got the itch at a very young age. I would always overthink and replay scenarios in my head. Yet I also took on her strong knees. Taking my worry and praying about the situation.

After becoming a mama myself, I finally got it! I understood not just in the mind, but in the heart of how worry can overcome you.

Having one child, there's a lot of worry. But having a basketball team was a whole other level. Let's say it's earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis all rolled into one.

Living in worry is not for the beautiful and graceful. So it's time to break the cycle!

  1. Analyze the situation for what it is. Don't overdramatize what is really happening. Also, don't underplay what's happening. Keep it real!
  2. Make decisions based on what you can control. There are many moving parts to worry. You can only do what you can control. When you sit with that, it becomes more of concern versus worry. And then the rest, you need to let go.
  3. Give it to God while taking the next step. The way to silence worry is to take A.I.M.! It's the action that mutes worry.

Worry is going to show up in your life big time. It's part of the initiation to living. It is what it is.

But you don't want worry to consume you and your heart. Decay destroys relationships. Your relationship with your child is indispensable. You need to be a warrior that goes to battle with no worry.

You are doing what you know is best. And no one can do it better. Yes, mistakes will occur. You'll say something you wish you hadn't. However, you are blessed with this child to raise him/her up to go out and impact the world.

Worry isn't winning your heart. Your heart is winning the battle!

"Be present. Be incredible. Be YOU!!!"

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