Are you a worrier?
I also used to worry a lot.
I can still remember noong wala na akong pambayad sa mga staff ko, stress na stress ako. Di ako makatulog sa kakaisip kung saan manggagaling ang pambayad ng sweldo at overhead ng negosyo ko.
Gabi-gabi wala na akong ibang ginawa kundi tignan yung bank book ko. Bago ako matulog silip ng bank book, pag-gising sa umaga silip ulit ng bank book, hanggang mag-lunch ganoon din. Haaayyy!!! Nakaka-stress!!! Nawala talaga ang peace of mind ko.
Hanggang sa hindi ko na kinaya at tinawagan ko ang isa sa mga mentor ko, si Ariel Marquez.
Me: Ariel, stress na stress na ako! Di ko alam kung saan manggagaling ang pambayad sa mga staff ko, anong gagawin ko?
Ariel: Ano ba ang ginagawa mong paraan?
Me: Hmmmm, gabi-gabi bago ako matulog, sinisilip ko yung bank book ko, ganoon din sa umaga.
Ariel: Ahhh… simple lang ang solution dyan… Bukas na bukas, pag bukas ng bangko, i-withdraw mo yung pera mo at ipamigay mo!
Me: Ha???!!!! Tama ba ang naririnig ko?! Last money ko na nga yun eh, kung ipapamigay ko pa, lalo akong mawawalan ng pambayad.
Ariel: Eh ano ba ang gagawin mo pag-uwi mo? Di ba titignan mo ulit yung bank book mo? So, pag tingin mo sa bank book mo, ano ang makikita mo? Eh di wala! Good news! Wala ka ng iisipin dahil wala ka nang makikita!
At first, I got frustrated. I thought he was making fun of my situation, but it dawned on me and made me realize; that he was trying to teach me something.
The reason I worry is because I still have something to hold on to. Meron pa akong pinanghahawakan. Kapag wala na akong pinanghahawakan, kanino pa ako kakapit at lalapit? Eh di kay Lord.
Like the saying goes; WHEN WORRY ENDS, FAITH BEGINS.
It’s either you can worry or you can trust GOD. You can’t do both. Choose faith over worry. Worrying is pointless and it will steal your joy.
It’s very important for us to fully depend on GOD. We need to rely on Him (not just on the big things, but even on the smallest one) because apart from Him we can do nothing; we are nothing. Sometimes GOD takes away our source of security (money, possessions, career, etc.) so we may know that only through Him we can find true security and peace. Never hold on anything tighter, except God. Our FAITH in God can do wonders. On the other hand, worrying will only show that we do not trust in God.
“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?”
THINK. REFLECT. APPLY.
What have been giving you sleepless nights?
What is hovering in your mind lately?
Did it reach to the point where you raised your hands up to surrender to God?
Chinkee Tan, is a famous speaker in the Philippines and he specializes in topics such as personal development, building and strengthening relationships and financial management to name a few. If you are interested to know more about his principles, check out his other related articles: