Friday, January 10, 2014

Overthinking




"I was thinking over thinking, because there's just too many scenarios. To analyze, look in my eyes. If you're my dream please come true"- Relient K

I was talking to one of my lovely friends the other day, who was asking for advice. She concluded on her own that maybe she was just over thinking... You and me both girl!

This is most likely one of my greatest weaknesses, and it has caused me to miss a lot of opportunities.

For example, on New Year's Eve, I met Michael Tait from DC Talk at a Kroger. WHAT!?!?! But I didn't even tell him I knew who he was, or ask for a picture or anything. I think I was nervous he wasn't who I thought he was... or something... but my over thinking caused me to hesitate, and I immediately regretted not asking for a pic when we walked away.

How many times do I not say what I need to, because I am afraid? How many times do I not take an opportunity simply because I spend far too much time weighing the options?
I will probably always bee the girl who analyzes and infers things... I am pretty sure I am genetically predispositioned to do so.

I think part of being an overthinker is fear and worry about the outcome. We see too many variables, too many bad situations, embarrassment, hurt...

How can I seize the day, if I have to make a pro and con list for everything I do? The answer is I can't. The answer is, you have to find a happy medium. There is definitely something to be said for being cautious and 
guarding your heart. But we guard our hearts so closely we never live at all...

Philippians 4 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.


Give your pro and con list to God. When you are analyzing, tell him your worries and troubles. Because I find that many times, I get myself completely worked up over nothing. 


When need to find peace in the knowledge that God is in control. When I spend my time letting worry and fear debilitate me... I am not putting faith into what God has planned... I am putting faith into my own abilities. 


It's OK to want to think things through, but don't allow that to cause you to miss opportunities.


If I can truly put my trust in God, then I should have peace knowing that the outcome will be amazing.


2 comments:

  1. I'm such am over thinker but now that I let go & let God! Life is so much easier & peaceful! Loving the blog :))

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  2. This is awesome. I am the biggest over thinker there is ha! But I totally agree with you, over thinking is a clear indication that you do not trust God or you are walking in fear. Good Stuff Sis

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