I'm happy that October is here. October is a cozy, comforting, month, and something that I'm trying to do this October (in general, really, but let's keep the goal small for now) is to worry less.
I have gotten (a little bit) better at not worrying and one of the things that has helped is thinking honestly about what worry is from God's perspective. And it isn't pretty. Worry is rejection of His plan for me. Worry is sinful. Worry is a form of unbelief. Worry is the opposite of faith.
When I notice myself worrying and especially when that worry begins slipping into fear and mistrust, I start to feel guilty. I can just imagine God looking down at me with a mixture of sadness and love and saying, Don't you know that I am intimately aware of every hair on your head, every thought in your brain, every ounce of your existence from beginning to end? Don't you want to be a part of My plan for you? I promise, it's more beautiful than you know. Trust Me.
I'm only human and even this most comforting and calming perspective doesn't always keep me from worrying. But it helps, and I think October, with its warm cups of tea and wooly blankets and crisp, misty mornings will help too.