Peace for the over thinker

// don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life… // Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭

🌪 <—- THIS.

This is the state I find my mind in sometimes.

Can I be honest with you?

When I’m not careful and intentional, I get distracted very easily. It’s tempting to make it seem like I’m focused all the time and I always use every minute of my day wisely. But hey… one reason why I love to write is because it gives me the opportunity to experience the beauty in being vulnerable, and out of that vulnerability many times comes healing not only for myself, but also for those around me.

{ if you’re not honest about your weaknesses, you limit your growth potential. }

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So…during one of those times I caught myself seemly getting distracted on Pinterest (😅), God turned my eyes to this quote and it birthed the inspiration for this blog post.

For the longest time, I believed that overthinking was just going to be my set way of life. I thought I was destined to deal with it for the rest of my life and it was just part of who I am. I pretty much planned for it to be normal for me to always have anxiety when making any type of decision.

// for God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7 ‬//

Anxiety and fear has become such a common thing in our culture. So common that people just slip it into conversations; because it’s a part of their everyday lives. We make friends and bond over it.

But let me tell you this in hopes that this gives you hope… this was never God’s plan or design for any of us.

God’s plan and design for us from the beginning of time has always been to trust. But unfortunately since we live in a fallen world, it has become too easy and tempting to trust ourselves over the One who created all things.

God created all things. Since He has created all things, He has control over all things. Sure, God still gives us our free will. God is not going to force you to trust Him. But He invites us to because He knows trusting Him takes the pressure off ourselves and our mind to try to control the things we can’t control in our lives.

Just recently, I had a new job opportunity present itself to me. I was not searching for a new job and honestly the thought of leaving my current job caught me off guard. There was nothing wrong with my job in my eyes and I was resisting the thought of new + bigger responsibility…because I knew this position required it. But I felt God promoting me to go for it.

I honestly had so many questions and doubts…

-Am I really good enough to go for a higher position?

-Do I really want to leave the good thing I have going at my job?

-I don’t know how the work environment will be. I’m nervoussss!!! 😬😫

Thinking about all the what-ifs had me paralyzed in my decision. I was second-guessing what God already told me to do because I didn’t trust Him first. I was tempted to keep control of my life by holding on to the familiar and not surrendering to the unknown where God is already.

// the LORD is indeed going before you – he will be with you; he will not fail you or abandon you. Do not be afraid or discouraged! // Deuteronomy‬ ‭31:8‬

When I decided to let go of overthinking all the possibilities and the what-ifs, that’s when true peace came and I started to see all the good that comes with surrendering to the unknown.

{ because true peace comes when you realize you don’t have to know it all. }

Yes, you may still be worried about making the wrong decision. Yes, you make still be making up all the what-if scenarios in your head about out what tomorrow will bring. But know that God has the plan. He’s faithful to save you even from your own self: your own thoughts, worries, doubts, fears and the what-ifs. These thoughts are used by the enemy to:

-keep us in dead places for prolonged periods of time.

-make us miss amazing opportunities.

-keep us stuck… stuck right in that place where you feel so overwhelmed that you don’t see a way out.

{ but there is a way out. }

The way out is letting go.

Letting go to the fact that God is fully holding your life and He is fully for you. Many times, God has our best interest at heart even more then we do for ourselves.

✨So how will this help you become your most beautiful self?

-Center your thoughts. When something is centered, it is stable. Keep your mind from becoming a tornado and stabilize it by deciding to keep God’s truth at the focus and core of your heart and mind. Mediate on Philippians 4:8. ❤️

-Stop thinking the worse! Many times we make up worse-case scenarios in our mind that will never happen. Prayer calms down the fear + exposes the lies.

-Trade fear for courage to take that next step.

-Trade anxiety for stillness in God’s constant character and trust that His goodness never changes. He is guiding your life.

-Obey God’s promptings to you. If God is telling you to do it, don’t fear the unknown. He’s got you and He’s for you. Even if it feels uncomfortable, trust that it is for your good + growth. 🌸

// surrender your anxiety! Be silent and stop your striving and you will see that I am God… // Psalms‬ ‭46:10‬

much love + peace,

regina 💜

2 thoughts on “Peace for the over thinker

  1. Shanaizah says:

    This was amazing Regina. Tons of clarity brought by this blog post and a reminder to dig further into Gods Word to find truth to hold on to in the midst if the chaos. Thank you for sharing this.😊

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