Trans4mind Home Page
~ Making the Human Heart Visible ~

Looking for a better life?

Our online, interactive video workshops present the most effective methods of holistic personal development, combined with personal support from expert life coaches.

Explore Article Library


Are You a Worrier?

By Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT

Are you a worrier? I think it comes with the job description of Mom. Seems like there is always something you can worry about. As a child I memorized Philippians 4:6. This is what I memorized, "Be anxious for nothing, but in everything pray." Recently, I rediscovered this verse and found I had not done a complete memorization. The verse says, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Did you catch the big point I was missing? "With thanksgiving." When you pray to God about your worries are you also thanking Him for all your blessings? For me it has given me a whole new way to think about my worries and prayer. For example, you can start out something like this, "God, thank you for choosing me as your child, providing food to eat, my home, my husband, my children, and all the many blessings You have given me. Because, You have been faithful in the past and You always keep Your promises, I know You can handle this worry _________ of mine right now. Lord, I give it to You. Thank You again for Your faithfulness. When we spend more time thanking God for all the things He has done for us our worries seems small in the hands of a really big God.

Recently, we were reading in Genesis with our children and I found an excellent example of not trusting God with your worries. We were reading about Lot and his daughters. If you will remember after God rescued them from Sodom and Gomorrah, Lot's daughters were worried they would not have children or a husband. So, they got their father drunk and they "laid with him in order to have children. My children's first reaction was "gross". Hey, I agree. Then, I pointed out something even deeper about this passage. Lot's daughters had just witnessed God rescuing them from total destruction. God chose their family and no other to live. How powerful and amazing. How special they were in God's eyes. Yet, after witnessing the marvelous and destructive power of God, who saved them from utter destruction, they could not trust God to find them husbands. Oh, how that must have grieved God. The God who saved their lives certainly can be trusted to find them husbands. But, no they didn't trust God and decided to come up with their own plan. I'm afraid we are guilty of the same "type of sin. Not trusting God to come through for us and we scheme to figure out a way to make it work.

Dear Reader, whatever your worry is today you have a God who chose you and loved you enough to send His only Son to die for you. Do you not think your God cannot handle and work out whatever is worrying you? You have an awesome Father who is just waiting to take all your worries and continue to show His faithfulness. Give your worries to Him and leave them there.

About The Author

© 2005 Kimberly Chastain

Kimberly Chastain, MS, LMFT is the Christian Working Mom Coach and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She was recently featured in the book the Myth of the Perfect Mother. She is the author of "Help My Preteen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!!! To purchase a copy of this e-book please visit www.kimberlychastain.com/parenting. To schedule a free, initial coaching session send an email to free@kimberlychastain.com or visit http://www.christianworkingmom.com.

The Text Information Box above MUST be included for reprint privileges. You may reprint this article in it's entirety with the attached text box.

Addictions
Astrology
Careers & Employment
Communication
Creativity
Dating
Depression
Diabetes
Diets
Divorce
Education
Environment
Ethics
Exercise
Family
Goal-Setting
Grief & Loss
Happiness
Health
Kids & Teens
Leadership
Love
Marriage
Meditation
Nutrition
Organizing
Parenting
Psychology
Public Speaking
Relationships
Schools
Self Help
Self Improvement & Motivation
Sexual Relations
Spirituality
Stress Management
Travel and Leisure
Women
Writing


From our extensive site, you'll find good info on many topics using this search:

Support your personal development with these popular and effective hypnosis downloads...

  • Public Speaking Fear ~ Banish speaking anxiety and nerves with hypnosis.
  • Motivate Yourself to Exercise ~ Build a powerful exercise habit that you can't break.
  • Get Rid of Fear & Anxiety ~ Stop worry and apprehension wrecking your life.
  • Self Esteem ~ Break the negative trance of low self esteem and give yourself a chance in life.
  • Create Your Own Reality ~ Use the power of your unconscious mind to transform your life.
  • Deeper Self Respect ~ Use hypnosis to connect with your true inner worth.
  • Detach From Fear ~ Tune out nervousness and anxiety with hypnosis.
  • Improving Concentration and Focus ~ Learn how to discipline, direct and command your mind to improve your performance.
  • Exercise Motivation ~ Give you powerful keys to getting back on track with your exercise - and staying there.
  • Overcoming Shyness ~ Provides an invisible security blanket allowing you to develop social ease and overcome shyness.
  • Quick Confidence Booster ~ An audio hypnosis session that's specifically designed to get you (quickly!) back on track.
  • Stop Negative Thoughts ~ Learn powerful hypnotic techniques to stop negative thoughts before they start.
  • Overcoming Procrastination ~ Let hypnosis help you get on with what you need to do, when you need to do it. Let nothing hold you back.
  • Think Thin ~ Use hypnosis to re-train your brain and lose weight naturally... that's how to get and stay slim.
  • Fall Asleep Fast ~ Relearn how to fall asleep fast and enjoy a good night's sleep.
  • The Next Level ~ Designed to radically boost your performance in any field. It's based on a technique used by top athletes and other successful people to help them make a big stride forward.
This is our selection of favorites, but there's a session for every need! Choose from over 800 Hypnosis Downloads...
Search now on an issue that interests or concerns you...
 
Get a free Hypnosis Download at Facebook
Copyright © 1997-2016 Trans4mind Ltd