Overcoming Worry | Alita Reynolds & Gari Meacham
Worry is a common experience that many people face in their lives. It can consume our thoughts, drain our energy, and hinder our ability to live in the present moment. However, there is a way to transform this negative emotion into something positive and empowering. In this show episode titled "Overcoming Worry," our friend and guest, Gary Meacham, shares her journey of overcoming worry and finding a new perspective.
Gari Meacham is supportive and a treasured friend. She offers guidance and points others toward Jesus when they struggle with worry. Gary runs a ministry and is a gift to those she serves. Gary admits that she has struggled with worry, which she finds embarrassing, considering she has written books on the topic. She shares that she used to confuse praying with worrying, merely adding God's words at the beginning and end of her worries. However, she had a realization and began to understand that true prayer involves belief and trust in God rather than being consumed by worry.
The message of turning worry into a vision is powerful and applicable to anyone who struggles with worry. It reminds us that worry is a natural response to challenging situations but doesn't have to define our lives. By shifting our focus from fear and anxiety to hope and faith, we can transform our worries into a vision for a better future.
Gary Meacham's journey of overcoming worry serves as an inspiration for others facing similar struggles. Through her story, we learn that shifting our perspective and trusting God's plan for our lives is possible. By envisioning a positive future and letting go of worry, we can find peace and live a life free from anxiety. We hope this episode gives you the inspiration and courage to give all your worries to Jesus.
I am wildly cheering you on,
Timestamp Points to Listen for:
[00:03:06] Season of suffering.
[00:06:23] Praying with vision, not worry.
[00:11:41] Worry and living in truth.
[00:13:12] Worry and infidelity towards God.
[00:15:33] Cheerleading and personal growth.
[00:20:49] Listening prayer and guidance.
[00:23:10] Life-saving encounter with clay.
[00:26:42] Women as thermostats of the home.
About Gari Meacham
A popular speaker and writer, Gari travels the globe speaking at conferences, retreats, and events for women. She’s written eight books, a television pilot and produced a documentary film called God Loves Broken. Her highly acclaimed books, workbook, and DVD series are used in book groups and churches across the country.
Gari is President and Founder of The Vine—an organization that helps vulnerable children and women in Uganda. She’s married to former New York Yankees Bobby Meacham, and together they have three children. Bobby and Gari have been in professional baseball for over thirty-five years and still get excited to see each other after a long road trip! They call Houston their home.