Why You’re Stuck, Discouraged, and Unsuccessful?

One Trick Anyone Can Use to Become a Winner

No matter whether you’re a leader, entrepreneur, parent or financier, worry isn’t productive or beneficial.

Don't Worry

Actually, fretting is quite detrimental to our efficiency and health. It’s a trap that stalls us and keeps us from fulfilling our potential and divine calling. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy as negativity dominates and impedes success: closing of deals, mentoring, goal setting, or gaining financial stability.

What Does Anxiety Do For You Anyway?

  1. Worry Accomplishes Nothing. Worry, anxiety, and constant fretting doesn’t produce the great effect we desire. Instead, they actually reduce our effectiveness. Our time, energy and focus on worrisome possibilities rob us of using those same personal resources toward accomplishing our purpose and calling.
  2. Worry Destroys Health. A constant state of anxiety causes stress that is told by the lines on our face, the tone in our voice, our negative attitude, and our lack of joy. Living with stress, which I define as the lack of control in inevitable circumstances, is killing us physically and emotionally.
  3. Worry Removes Potential. Fretting, questioning everything, and mistrusting everyone is a sign of weakness. It makes us unfit for action and removes our ability to make wise decisions. Our struggles cause us to spiral in ineffectiveness.

So, how can we beat worry and become a winning warrior?

Don’t Worry. Be a Warrior.

A warrior fights. He uses strategy, smarts, and obedience to complete his master’s mission. He gives all his strength and effort in order to succeed. In complete faith of the master’s plan, he obeys and leaves the battle results to his master. Worry has no place in a warrior.

People of faith also have a mission and a plan with no place for worry’s trap. We are forbidden from being restless, filled with anxiety and confusion. Jesus said, “So do not worry, saying ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?'” (Matt. 6:31). We simply must not worry about these things because he has plans for us (Jer. 29:11).

To beat worry, it’s critical to know the secret of living in peace in the midst of hectic work and life demands. And that secret is to keep obeying and fighting toward the good we know and trust God to work out the rest. The results aren’t really in our control anyway. We must trust God and have faith in his plan.

To equip the warrior in you for the battles to come, I’ve curated some peace-giving, faith-instilling, and courage-infused words.

  • Trust God, not yourself (Prov 3:5-6)
  • Don’t be anxious, instead pray (Phil 4:6-7)
  • Don’t be afraid (Pr. 3:25)
  • Anxiety weighs you down, a good word makes you glad (Pr. !2:25)
  • Pain can’t compare to the joy that is coming (Rm 8:18)
  • Don’t fear, God is with you and will help you (Is. 41:10)
  • Cast cares on God because he cares for you (1 Pet 5:7)
  • Be strong and courageous for God is with you and will not leave you (Deut. 31:6)
  • When afraid, trust in God (Ps. 56:3)
  • Rejoice in hope, be patient, and pray always (Rom. 12:12)

Question: What keeps you from being anxious? How do you conquer worrying? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

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4 thoughts on “Why You’re Stuck, Discouraged, and Unsuccessful?

  1. Lorraine Gallagher says:

    Robin;
    This is all good, but assumes a knowledge of what direction to go. I don’t have time to read books or take courses. I’m unemployed and questioning what direction God wants me to go. Because I don’t know, I am anxious. Because I need to go somewhere soon, I am anxious.

    • Lorraine, I really, really understand your struggle. I’ve been there myself. Feeling like I must do something, that something needs to change and quick. Life isn’t easy and I don’t believe anyone who tries to make it seem so. But…

      I’ve also experienced the calming effect of trusting God. I don’t always remember to trust my circumstances to God, but when I do my heart and mind settle down. My anxiety relaxes. I remember God’s promise to always be with me, that he will provide for me and protect me. When I can be still long enough to listen to God’s calming voice, I find myself more at rest.

      Even though you don’t have time to read books, I challenge you to read a sentence or two daily from the Bible. Simply put the verses from the article (1 Pet 5:7, Phil 4:6-7, etc.) into Google search then read and think about the verses as you go about your day.

      Please let me know how your anxiety changes over the week!!

      Blessings galore!

  2. When worry robs me of peace, I turn back to the Prince of Peace. It helps to hum, sing & shout it out loud, “He is my Rock and my Fortress!”