There is a common phrase that says, “Choose your Battles” but I’ve come to realise that you should also choose your worries. We spend precious time thinking and dwelling on things which should not even be a thought, they cause us to have sleepless nights, shed precious tears and often times we allow our sore moods to affect those around us.
I have learned that not everybody will celebrate your victories. You may even find that those you thought where on your side end up backstabbing you. This obviously can cause you to want revenge, be angry, sad, or disappointed. But as I said, choose your worries. Let that person go. They are not worth your tears, and not worth your sleepless nights. Instead, dwell on that one person who will bend over backward to make you happy, who always goes the extra mile to see you smile and celebrates your victories. It’s better to let your thoughts dwell on that one person you can always count on, than think about the many who will let you down over and over. Choose your worries.
Walking with God takes the same kind of discipline. The more we think of the troubles we are facing, the less we will see God in the midst of them. You need to dwell more on the good things He has done rather than all the unanswered prayers. When you dwell on the situation your in, your worries will increase, and you will feel like they are unending. But when in the midst of these trials you dwell on the goodness of God, nor only will your worries cease but an inexplicable joy will begin to take root. Choose your worries, choose joy.