Worry Is Worthless.

10:00:00 am

Hi guys! It's been 2 minutes. Hehehe! How are you doing?? Well, I'm good. Had quite a busy week. I had/have a lot to share with y'all but when I think of sitting down to type a post, sleep sets in. I think I'll have to start typing and scheduling my posts ahead of time.

So, I realized that I don't get too personal on here but this time around, for the sake of this post and the message I intend to pass across, I would go ahead and let it all out.

I worry a lot. It's not something I do intentionally though, but I just find myself in that worry zone. Consequently, this worry turned into something else, fear of rejection. Rejection in the sense that what if what I'm doing or intend doing isn't good enough? What if I'm turned down? What if I myself am not good enough. Just what if...



I've faced rejection on so many occasions (work, relationships, friendships) in the past but recently, I've come to realize that rejection is only part of life and it eventually makes you stronger when you bounce back from it and do better than you did before. My dad tells me most times, " You worry too much." A close friend of mine says to me occasionally, " You overthink things a lot." Lol!

I agree, I worry a lot. But in recent times, I've truly found solace in the scriptures as I now have a better understanding of the Bible. I also feel that as we grow older, we tend to understand things better.

Let me share some of my favorite Bible passages that comfort me in times of worry, fear and anxiety;


  • “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4
  • “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34


  • “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1
  • “The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid.  What can man do to me?  The Lord is with me; he is my helper.” Psalm 118:6-7
  • “Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.” Proverbs 29:25
  • "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
  • "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7
  • "Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5.




These verses say it all. We're God's children. Of what use is it if we cannot place our trust in the able hands of our Father? What does it say of us as Christians? To despair is a sin actually and many at times, we find ourselves wallowing in it all because we lean too much on our feeble human understanding. 

I hope this post has touched someone out there like me. This is going to serve as a constant reminder for me whenever I find myself giving in to fear and worry. After all, worry is worthless anyway. It changes nothing and gives you unnecessary headache. 

PS; Thanks so much for the support and encouragement for my book club which I talked about in my last post here . I currently have 3 members, myself inclusive and more members are still welcome. Send an email to enwefahogochukwu@gmail.com and we'll get it started from there. We'll be starting our first book on Thursday, 1st September 2016. 

Have a restful Sunday and God bless.
xo, Evita.





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9 comments

  1. So touching and inspiring blog, I love this.Thank you for this post.

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  2. I think we all had some kind of fear and rejection in life which can be difficult to overcome! This can also make us a stronger and better person! Thank you for sharing!
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    1. I guess so too Yvonne. What really matters is coming back stronger. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Nice post. You really should stop over thinking things. Rejection is normal cuz I also have experienced it. What matters is how you moved forward and learn from it.🙂

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  5. Lol. Seems we all have had a taste of that bitter pill. I appreciate your comment. Thanks Miguel.

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  6. Beautiful post.



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