We Worry About the Wrong Things!
“Man I was worried about the wrong things, What I should have been worried about, was getting it right with Jesus“!
Worry is not beneficial. We control nothing! If we did everybody would be walking around rich and with our noses up in the air. But Thank God we don’t control anything. If we did our enemies would be dead and so would our neighbors next door. I would have all the cars, money, happiness and material things I wanted and so would my children. We would lack for nothing. But that only happens in my dreams! So we worry! We worry when things don’t go as we planned. We worry about our money. We worry about the new things others got, we worry about the weather, the economy, the political climate, the entertainment industry and all that other stuff. But in the end what it all boils down to is why worry? If you have just got to worry then let it be productive – worry about the things of Jesus! For example your soul and where it will end up when you die. You see everyday we live here on Earth, we live in some type of hell. So why die and then go to hell. I don’t know about you but I know I am struggling to live right and moral, according to Biblical standards. We have so many worries, yet so few, if we let Jesus handle them. That is so easy for me to say, but its kinda hard putting it into action.
For one day there will come a time that all will have to leave here. But in the process of dying we’ll will all say, “Man I was worried about the wrong things”. It’s too late then. So many people develop sicknesses because of stress and worry, but in the end it really won’t matter. Only the life and the things you did for Yeshua will last. Worry should be, worrying about our sins, and how to clean them up, and make them right with Yeshua! The best thing a person, a group of people can do is to get ourselves a Holy Bible and dissect it, study it, remember it, recite it, and mostly live it! WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, WE SHOULD ALSO LEARN HOW TO PRAY FOR OURSELVES, IF YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO REPENT, THE BIBLE WILL TEACH YOU THAT TOO! We have got to get serious about life and living for Yeshua, because everything we do is suppose to be for the glory of Yeshua, rather we know it or not. Every step we take, every breath we breath, every smile we smile, every yes we say, or even every no. It’s all because of Yeshua. So let’s chill in Jesus Name, He has our back, front,over our heads and even underneath our feet, and He all around us! But in order to get this kind of protection, you have gotta give him something- Your life! It’s not hard at all!
Jesus loves us so much!
He has been by my side all my life.More than my biological father, I don’t think he ever loved me. My mom and him divorced when I was about 4 or 5. And all I wanted him to do, was love me, but he didn’t. So I learned to love another Father – Yeshua at a very young age, and I love Him so much. I remember going over to my dads house when I was little and he and his other wife use to love their two dogs more than they loved me. I remember he would take them to the vet, any time they looked like they did not feel well. I would wonder why he loved his dogs so much. I was so young and I guess I didn’t understand. But when I asked him for something I couldn’t even get it. I learned at a young age that the only love that mattered was the love of Yeshua. He was always there to comfort me when I was burdened down with hurts. Yeshua was always there, my childhood was not an easy one, so I guess I learned to call on the name of Yeshua very early. I am still calling on Him today! The reason I can tell you about worry is because I was a chronic nail bitter, started at probably 3 or 4 years old, and am still one. That came from worry, and stress in my early childhood years, had a nervous condition, and the shakes from the stress of worrying, BUT, Yeshua has delivered me. Saved me for Himself, and I can tell anyone Yeshua is your Father so let Him do the worrying for you! I had all types of illnesses caused from worrying and stress, anxiety disorders BUT GOD!
So while we still have time, we need to change our focus! The most important thing or person, we should be focused on is Yeshua!
I added the list of things below because I wanted you to get the idea.
Worry has been conventionally defined as a chain of thoughts and images, which are negatively affect-laden and relatively uncontrollable (Borkovec,Robinson, Pruzinsky, & Dupree,1983) Early research about worry focused on what might be called pathological worry—the extremes of worry that make it the main feature of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; Sanderson & Barlow, 1990)
It is possible to worry, of course, without having a clinical diagnosis of GAD. Ruscio and Borkovec (2004) tested high worriers with and without GAD and reported that the former group experienced less control over their negative thoughts and reported greater arousal after worrying. The feeling of not being able to control one’s worry (“meta-worry”) is probably the key to distinguishing between “pathological” and “normal” worrying. Even normal worrying has been associated occasionally with negative health outcomes, although all the data are correlational. Kubzansky et al. (1997), For example: showed in a prospective study that men who worried more about social conditions (e.g., economic recession) were more likely to suffer from coronary heart disease, and Brosschot and Thayer (2004) identified a general positive relationship between dispositional worry and risk for coronary heart disease. Specific worries may also increase one’s risk of negative health outcomes. Investigators have pointed out that day-to-day worries function to motivate action to cope with the threat that is causing the worry (Davey, 1993b). Nearly everyone worries occasionally, and many people say that they worry every day (Tallis, Davey, & Capuzzo, 1994). Data from a study asking people to complete daily diaries suggest that many of these worrisome thoughts are related to problem solving. Szabo & Lovibond (2002) asked students to self-monitor and to record worrisome thoughts each time they had worried at least a little bit. Raters later categorized these thoughts, and well over half involved problem solving,such as worrying about how to break up with a significant other, resolving a dispute with a friend, or making a plan. The other half were more stereotypically “worrisome” thoughts, including anticipating bad outcomes, ruminating, and self-blame.
The Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ)
Instructions: Rate each of the following statements on a scale of 1 (“not at all typical of me”) to 5 (“very
typical of me”). Please do not leave any items blank.
Not at all typical of me Very typical of me
- 1. If I do not have enough time to do everything, I do not worry about it. 1 2 3 4 5
- 2. My worries overwhelm me. 1 2 3 4 5
- 3. I do not tend to worry about things. 1 2 3 4 5
- 4. Many situations make me worry. 1 2 3 4 5
- 5. I know I should not worry about things, but I just cannot help it. 1 2 3 4 5
- 6. When I am under pressure I worry a lot. 1 2 3 4 5
- 7. I am always worrying about something. 1 2 3 4 5
- 8. I find it easy to dismiss worrisome thoughts. 1 2 3 4 5
- 9. As soon as I finish one task, I start to worry about everything else I have to do. 1 2 3 4 5
- 10. I never worry about anything. 1 2 3 4 5
- 11. When there is nothing more I can do about a concern, I do not worry about it any more. 1 2 3 4 5
- 12. I have been a worrier all my life. 1 2 3 4 5
- 13. I notice that I have been worrying about things. 1 2 3 4 5
- 14. Once I start worrying, I cannot stop. 1 2 3 4 5
- 15. I worry all the time. 1 2 3 4 5
- 16. I worry about projects until they are all done. 1 2 3 4 5
Scoring the PSWQ
In scoring the PSWQ, a value of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 is assigned to a response
depending upon whether the item is worded positively or negatively. The total score of the scale ranges from 16 to 80.
Items 1, 3, 8, 10, 11 are reverse scored as follows:
• Very typical of me = 1 (circled 5 on the sheet)
• Circled 4 on the sheet = 2
• Circled 3 on the sheet = 3
• Circled 2 on the sheet = 4
• Not at all typical of me = 5 (circled 1 on the sheet)
For items 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 the scoring is:
• Not at all typical of me = 1
• Ratings of 2, 3, and 4 are not transformed
• Very typical of me = 5
Citation: Meyer TJ, Miller ML, Metzger RL, Borkovec TD: Development and
Validation of the Penn State Worry Questionnaire. Behaviour Research and Therapy 28:487-495,1990
Criminals will always be with us, always, just like Yeshua said “For you have the poor always with you, but you do not have me always”. So get use to them. But we can pray and ask Yeshua to keep them away from us, I’m talking about the criminal, not the poor.
Worry About Victimization: An Alternative and Reliable Measure for Fear of Crime – JESUS!
In just the last twenty years, criminologists have come to recognize that victimization is a major dependent variable in their field. As elementary relationships between victims and assorted independent variables became articulated, the interest of some researchers turned toward the victim proper. Soon it became clear there are two kinds of victims. First there are the traditional victims of crime–those who suffer from an assault, robbery, theft, and so on. Second, there are those victimized by the fear of crime regardless of whether or not they have personally experienced a crime. This form of crime victimization demonstrates a potential for greater harm than traditional victimization (grievous bodily harm aside) because of the effect of long-term stress coupled with changes in behavior that affect quality of life.
The discovery of fear of crime resulted in the addition of another potential dependent variable for criminology. In addition to its obvious interest for criminologists, the study of fear of crime has significant implications for political, economic, and social policy. As Reiss (1983:56) has noted, crime and fear of crime “coerces resource allocation” in all areas of society. Fear of crime has also become a mainstay of political campaigns, as evidenced by the infamous Willie Horton television advertisements during the 1988 presidential election campaign.
As soon as researchers became aware of fear of crime, they focused on a search for related independent variables. Several important relationships were located, including the usual sociological staples of sex, race, age, and social class. Yet on the whole, and as with examinations of crime and delinquency, concern over the measurement of fear of crime itself took a back seat to more interesting independent variables. Several approaches to measuring fear of crime were used without any real determination of exactly what was being measured and with little concern for the methodological adequacy of the measuring instruments. Recent work on fear of crime has been more sensitive to these issues and some researchers are now focusing on the measurement issues. In the face of this, however, most fear of crime research continues to use measures allied to the traditional National Crime Survey “walking in the neighborhood” questions.
In trying to become explanatory, the search for “causes” of fear of crime correlated an increasingly complex set of variables. These range from traditional demographics to intricate combinations of psychological, social, economic, and geographic factors. What has evolved after hundreds of studies is an overemphasis on independent variables as specific and fully developed concepts, while the dependent variable remains less sophisticated and much more ambiguous. It has even been the case, as van der Wurff et al. (1989) complain, that the actual components of fear of crime have been misused as predictors of fear of crime and independent and dependent variables have been arbitrarily transposed. For instance, Garofalo (1979) uses perceptions of dangerousness of one’s residential environment and Garofalo and Laub (1978) use “crime as a serious problem” as predictors of fear of crime.
Why Worry About Corruption?
“I say it comes with the territory, the part of a curse, of being a human, living in a society built to serve satan”! Read the Bible you will see.
Corruption has been around for a very long time and will be around in the future unless governments can figure out effective ways to combat it. This is not going to be easy. Although the study of the causes and consequences of corruption has a long history in economics, going back 30 years to seminal contributions on what economists call rent seeking, related empirical work on quantifying the extent of corruption and putting a dollar sign on its economic effects has been limited. This is hardly surprising since most corruption is clandestine. Also, determining just how efficient government institutions are is not what would be called an exact science. As a consequence, corruption is notoriously hard to measure and empirical economic research on the question is fairly meager. This paper focuses exclusively on corrupt public practices–illegal activities that reduce the economic efficiency of governments. It does not address privatecorruption, such as that practiced on individuals and private enterprises by organized crime. Author Information Paolo Mauro is an economist in the European I Department of the International Monetary Fund. He graduated from Oxford University and received a Ph.D. from Harvard University.