File Your Worries and Find Peace

Every evening I turn my worries over to God; He’s going to be up all night anyway. ~ Mary C. Crowley

Have you ever lain awake at night, trying to solve the problems of the world?

Or maybe you just mull over your own worries, running them ‘round and ‘round in your mind?

I know I have.

Next question.

Would you like a simple solution to quiet your mind and restore your peace? I have done this for years without realizing that it might be the answer for someone else, as well.

Do you remember learning in Sunday school to make a prayer basket? The idea was to write down all your prayer requests on little pieces of paper. Then you put them in a basket or bowl, essentially giving them to God to solve.

Well, it works. Here’s why.

Consciously, you know there is no point worrying about things you can’t control. You tell yourself that all the time! But … your subconscious mind is a problem solver. It is always on, always working. Most of the time, this is a good thing. Your subconscious is the connection between your mental-thoughts and divine thoughts. It’s where inspiration comes from.

The problem starts when your subconscious thinks you might ‘forget’ all those weighty issues. So it continually reminds you of all those pesky problems you should be working on! Here is how to short-circuit that worry cycle.

Get a file folder and write the word WORRIES or PROBLEMS on the tab. Then, write down everything that is bothering you – big or small. Use a separate card or page for each issue and be as specific as possible. Put them in the folder.

Are you done? Yeah! Now, how do you feel? Can you sense the release in your soul? You have been responsible to list each problem. Your subconscious can now ‘let go’ of the re-mind-ers it has been sending you.

This concept is the reasoning behind TO DO lists, agendas and any other organizational habits you may use. They provide peace of mind because now you won’t forget anything. Once you put it on paper, your mind doesn’t have to keep playing the list in your head.

A prayer basket takes this concept a step further. By releasing your problems to God, you mentally accept the fact that you cannot solve those issues alone. You free your subconscious mind to receive divine inspiration.

So the next time you find your mind spinning in worry-circles, write it down. Release it. And receive the peace that passes understanding. That is exactly what God has always intended you to do.

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