Over the past month I have written a lot about worry, control, and focusing on God for the new year. These are popular topics with business owners, even us Christians.
I think we sometimes get ourselves into a circular pattern. We worry about everything. Our work, finances, relationships, and so on. We tell ourselves we can fix it. We just have to work harder, be better stewards, focus on being in the moment, and all of the other good habits for good people. We go into control mode and try to be better.
At some point, as we are struggling, working so hard to just stop worrying and create peace, we remember….we hear the soft whisper…..
You are not in control.
Admit it. Sometimes you have to be reminded. And sometimes a soft whisper isn’t enough. Sometimes, we wait for the loud crash that signifies our way isn’t working because I am NOT in control.
Then we remember. We remember the One who is in control. We remember that all we really need to do is focus on Him.
Then we are good for a time….the time until we start the silly circle again.
So I wrote about each of these phases over the last month sharing my trip on the circle (disguised as advice for you!)
The Circle of Worry
It helps me to read them again so I thought it may help you. They are:
Sleep More, Worry Less – If we focus on God, His plan for us, and step out in faith, we always have less worry. Here is my step-by-step process.
What Will The New Year Hold For Your Business? – Many times we wait ….seeing what the world has for our life and business. Instead, we should decide. We aren’t victims, we just have to choose. When we choose to follow Christ, then we just start doing. This is the proper order of things.
You Don’t Have To Be An Expert At Everything – One of our key worries as a small business owner is that we have to do it all and be good at it. This is a myth. Find out why.
How To Keep Stress Down and Business Growth Up – Worry and stress stop progress. They are the opposite of health. They are the opposite of a healthy business. Find out how to work on your business and reduce your stress.
Let’s Leave Worry Behind
It’s time to move forward. If we are going to get off the circular that worry and stress start, we need to leave worry behind. We need to remind ourselves:
- He loves us and wants us to depend on Him.
- Worry is the opposite of trusting God.
- God is in control, not us.
- Worry has a negative impact on our faith, health, and relationships.
- If we leave the circle of worry, we can have a forward path.
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We get closure on what we are working on. We finish one thing and move to the next. We continue on the journey….which is the point.
In the next month, we will focus on closure. Not as an end or a destination. More like milestones. Place markers that point to progress and let us keep moving forward on the path God has planned for us.
We are ready to move forward. Are you coming along?
If you need to catch up, you can find our bests posts from last year on our blog.
I look forward to traveling the path with you!