Even more problematic, there comes a point when thinking might even begin to look a little more like avoiding.
I spin my tires a lot, wasting fuel and burning rubber, but going no where fast. I think its important I begin asking myself in these moments why I'm not going anywhere. Is it because I'm unable? Or is there something else holding me back?
After all, avoidance is a form of hiding; its a response to fear and uncertainty.
I'm constantly stepping on the brake to think things through. I have a list as long as my arm of things I worry about! But when does faith step in? At what point does my confidence in God as my refuge overwhelm my uncertainty of the unfamiliar?
I believe and have witnessed that God uses all circumstances to His glory. Worrying about tomorrow is a waste of today, the very place and time He has chosen us to be. Today will only happen once in a life time, so it shouldn't be spent paralyzed in fear and painted in excuses.
Acknowledge the anxieties. Embrace them, but for a set, limited amount of time. Allow yourself to be overcome with fear. Then take that fear, when at it's very peak, and present it to God. Finally, in cognizance and pursuit of Him, take action.
Maybe that action is to simply pray about it more. Maybe its something minute....
The thing is, even parking is an action when done intentionally.
No more spinning tires. Life is not a race, but it is a journey.
"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." Philippians 4:6-7