Worrying: How to Build a Worry Wall
A worry wall is a barrier against worries. Build it once, and then maintain it to keep worries from stealing your peace!
1. The Cornerstone
A cornerstone sits, where else, at the corner of your wall and is the point where two walls intersect. In modern times, cornerstones often have the date of construction etched on them. Some cornerstones even have time capsules buried within. A cornerstone is more than decorative; its placement determines the placement of your wall.
So, mentally place your cornerstone. If you have a saying or Bible verse you try to live by, use your mind to etch it on the stone. You can even place an imaginary time capsule in your cornerstone, filling it with special mementos that give you strength.
2. Block by Block
Let the building begin. Place the following "blocks" by reminding yourself of the following"
- Worrying accomplishes nothing
- God is in control, not me
Say these two phrases as you picture yourself placing each block.
3. Spread that Mortar
The mortar step is an action step. Mortar is used to hold the blocks together and seal the spaces between them. So once you've laid your blocks by saying, "Worrying accomplishes nothing and God is in control, not me," spread your mortar.
You do this by determining what action steps you can take, what is in your control. If you're worried that you might be ill, go to the doctor. If you're worried that your child is falling behind at school, talk to her teachers. If you're worried about your finances, talk with a financial planner.
Pray for guidance and act instead of worrying.
4. Worries Can't Fly or Jump
If you're concerned that worries can fly over your wall or jump over your wall, they can't. Keep your wall strong and you'll keep worries out.
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