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If I Could Do One Thing Over
By Joel Osteen - Jun 10, 2016

A lot of people these days are professional worriers. They can multi-task: worry while taking a shower, worry while brushing their teeth, worry driving to work. It's easy to wake up in the middle of the night and find something to worry about. I wonder how many things you're worried about that are never going to come to pass?

Somebody asked me if I could do anything over again, what would I do differently? I told them I would trust God more. I wouldn't lose sleep worried about the budgets, or worried if I was able to minister, or worried if people are going to like me. None of that worrying helped me to move one inch forward. When I look back over my life, most of the things I worried about never came to pass. I wasted a lot of time and energy being uptight. 

Remember this: worry is a thief. It will rob you of your sleep at night. It will rob you of your joy and your creativity. It's hard to make good decisions when you're worried. If you allow it, worry can keep you from your destiny. The scripture says we can't add one inch to our life by worrying. If we could, some of us would be 23 feet tall!

What you see as the biggest thing in your life, in one sense, is your God. When we worry, we're making our problem our God. If you worry about your health night and day, and you can't sleep —that's all you talk about, all you think about —you're making that sickness your God. Do yourself a favor. Take the worry off of the throne. Take the sickness off of the throne. Take the financial difficulty off of the throne and put God back up on the throne. Use that same energy to thank God that He's still in control. Every time you're tempted to worry, turn it around and thank Him that He's taking care of that situation. Let the worry be a reminder to switch over into praise. Don't let worry rob you anymore of the blessings God has in store for your future!

"And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" (Luke 12:25, ESV)
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