January 24, 2023
I sure do appreciate you being part of this community. Mike and I truly believe in what we are doing and are deeply devoted to being a positive part of your life.
Last week I posed this question - Who’s voice do you hear the most in your life?
If you missed that, I encourage you to check it out: https://dulcisweets.com/blogs/news/make-sure-this-is-working-for-you‼️
It goes hand-in-hand with the question I have for you today.
Do you often find yourself worrying about things? For most, including myself, that’s a rhetorical question, and makes you shake your head and answer - well, duh!
If you’re living, have responsibilities, care for others, and want to be and do your best – I think worry comes with the territory.
It’s human. It’s natural…in small amounts.
However, as you may have experienced a time or two in your life, when worry grows and is consistently with you, it becomes a vicious enemy.
It can absolutely overtake us. Stop us in our tracks; debilitate, steal, and destroy.
Being real with you, in the last few years, I’ve found myself worrying more than ever. And the far majority of those items I worried about was not in my control.
I’m fairly confident, many more people than not, share similar feelings of worry in their life too.
So, I thought it would be helpful to someone (maybe you), to share what did help me and I continue to remind myself of frequently when thoughts of worry start to creep in my mind.
Start with this statement (it’s a tough one, but true and necessary):
Worrying is a sign that you’re not trusting God.
Please think on that for a moment.
What you Worry about the most often reveals where you trust God the least.
Jesus tells us what our role is -
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
— Matthew 6:33
Then there’s this – When you really think about it, one of three outcomes will definitely happen in what you’re worried about today:
1. It may never happen:
The very thing that is weighing heavy on you, keeping you awake at night, may never happen at all.
A study was completed by researchers at Penn State University that asked people to document the things they were worried about, and how many of their fears actually came to pass in the next 30 days.
The result – 91% of their worries did not come to pass.
Translation – Likely less than 10% of what you worry about will actually happen.
But, your worry will rob you of peace, 100% of the time. Furthermore, it may even rob your awareness of God’s presence.
Matthew 6:34 reads, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
2. It may happen and won’t be as bad as you thought.
I’m certain everyone can recall many situations where the fearful thoughts and worried anticipation was far worse than the actual occurrence itself.
A job interview.
A sales presentation.
Asking a girl out on a date.
Meeting new people and worrying if they will like you.
Taxes - Never fun and there’s no avoiding them, but you get through it.
3. It may happen and God will carry you through it.
You may experience God’s presence, provision, and peace far greater than ever before. His strength, His power, His care, His love often shines brightest in the darkest moments.
A troubling medical diagnosis, procedure, treatment.
Loss of a loved one.
Ending of a long relationship.
JESUS IS ENOUGH!!!
Refuse to worry. The PEACE of God will go to work for you. And that PEACE will surpass any other thoughts that are trying to make you fearful.
P.S. This message is central to why dulci sweets exists. For any occasion, situation, or simply, just because, giving and receiving a gift from a friend or loved one does make an impact. It can make difference. It will lift the soul with Goodness Created to be shared.
P.S.S. Valentines is soon approaching and dulci sweets most confidently has you covered. 💯🎁💝
Send ‘Sweet Crunch’ for your Valentine’s, Galentine’s or Palentine’s 😊
At dulci sweets we are a family-owned business that will fight darkness with light, Fear with Faith, Hate with Hope, and create Goodness meant to be shared.ORDER SAMPLE BOXES