Stop making an inconvenience a crisis

I love words and i love to do research. I don’t run off with a headline. I love to research and make informed decisions about things. I am one of those who love deep discussions. I get irritated when people argue on things they really have not bothered to research on. My rule is ‘if you have to debate on it, then at least ensure you have your facts right’. Being a deep thinker and a processor of words has helped me greatly in helping me understand the bible in a deep level. Despite this amazing benefit, i must also admit that it has it’s challenges. I overthink.

From doing tones of research over a minor headache and then having headache because of overload of information; to over processing an event which leads to anger…. yes i overthink.

One of the tactics the devil uses in attacking us is in making us overthink. The mind is a powerful part of us and it has the ability to recreate. Whatever we feed it with, is what it delivers to us.

Overthinking makes us make a mountain out of a molehill. It makes us react to a headache like a migraine, a cold like a flu, a disagreement like an argument and an inconvenience like a crisis.

Even though it does seem like i do have a high tolerance with pain and inconvenience generally, i have realised that i turn my reaction inward. If i have a headache, i might not verbalise what i am thinking but in my head i am already preparing for worse case scenario; and would have googled everything possible about headaches. This disturbs my peace and fights my faith.

Recently i have been trying to keep a close eye on this with the help of the Holy Spirit. I don’t want to ditch my inquisitive nature but i want to ensure that i am responding to things and situations the way the Holy Spirit wants me to; ensuring i am not giving too much energy to things that don’t deserve it. I need a good state of mind to carry out my purpose on earth. So i keep reminding myself on how to fight; ensuring that i take proactive measures in making sure that i am guarding my peace even if it means resisting the urge to go overboard with research.

A small baby step i know. But it is making a difference.

Can you relate? Are you an overthinker? Do you plan for worse case scenario or are you one day at a time kind of person? Let me know in the comment section below

25 thoughts on “Stop making an inconvenience a crisis

    1. Hello! Thanks for your comment. I’ve never heard that quote before but I think I certainly need to remember it often😊.

      My blog name is a summary of my testimony which I have also shared on my blog. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely week.

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  1. I know exactly what you mean. I pray daily (almost) that God would rid my mind of what’s unholy, untrue, unimportant, and unnecessarily negative. I know that prayer gets answered, because I’ve seen how I turn out on the days when I don’t pray it. 😉

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  2. hawk2017

    I am an overthinker. I am overemotional. Thank our God for the Holy Spirit who quells these things in me, even when I am not aware. Thank you for the reminder.:)

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  3. Powerful message Sis and I believe Philippians 4:6-7 can help us all in this area…

    “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus…

    This passage encourages us to slow down, pause, and earnestly pray and go to the Lord about EVERYTHING that we may see and feel, whether it seems pressing or not. And what I love about this passage is what happens NEXT. When we truly give EVERYTHING to the Lord, He turns around and gives us His peace which surpasses all understanding. In other words, He frees our minds from thoughts which most of the time leads us to overthinking, over-analyzing, and overreacting to STUFF, whether internal or external. And lastly, His peace, which He gives us, will GUARD our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus! And just like you said, He helps to:

    * ensure that WE are not giving too much energy to things that don’t deserve it.
    * Because WE need a good state of mind to carry out OUR purpose on earth.

    “So i keep reminding myself on how to fight; ensuring that i take proactive measures in making sure that i am GUARDING MY PEACE even if it means resisting the urge to go overboard with research.

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      1. Awww you have no idea how encouraging it is each time I read your reminder of how you are praying for me and my family😢. It means so much. Thank you.

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      2. I am honored to pray for you and your loved ones, Efua (and for the upcoming youth conference this summer). I pray 3 John 2 over you and your loved ones. 🧡 May you sense the Lord’s peace, presence, and guidance now and always!

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  4. Melina Johnson

    Phill 4.8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
    This is my challenge on how to train my mind in processing my thoughts.
    Thanks for sharing EFUA 🙏

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  5. I’m an overthinker, too! You’re right that we should give things over to the Holy Spirit. So true that we give too much energy to things that don’t deserve it! I try to step back when I’m upset and realize that most of what we worry about isn’t that important.

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    1. Yes sis. I always remind myself that most of the things I worry about today will not matter in 10 years time. So point to step back and reevaluate things.

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