Anxiety, worry and envy steal time.
They are feelings not truths.
They are stories you tell yourself based on past experiences or future fears. They rob you from experiencing the opportunities of delight in the present and they are the foundation of discontent.
How do we stop the spiraling gravity of theses emotions?
The Word of God has the answer:
“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 NIV)
When anxiety, worry or envy stand between you and contentment:
In any and every situation.
With thanksgiving for what you do have.
Present your requests to God, which means give it to him and let it go.
Be where you are, not where you think should be.