Okay i use to have a huge problem with what i’m about to say. Literally when i was younger things that were said to me i took so wrong. Simple teases that were only mean’t to be playful. Well we can agree people can be rude and mean, but there were things that were said to me at times that got to me that shouldn’t have because i was only taking them wrong. Deep down i would wonder why they said what they said or what they had mean’t. When seriously nothing should have bothered me and it could of been halarious if i would of let it but nooo i took it wrong. I tend to over think alot anyway but this is something ive really had to pray about and now i don’t get so offensive and i laugh at things. I’m more sarcastic then i use to be in a good way and i am able to laugh more with people. But i had to grow into that, because most teasing that isn’t harmful (even though there is a type that is) comes from going to school and ive always been homeschooled so theres things i wasn’t use to. But lots of things that are said can be taken the wrong way, so i think its important to pray and ask God to help us think on the things that are true and not get caught up in our own ways of thinking. Like lets say as an example if someone is talking to someone about something important and that person promises they won’t tell anyone, and that person that gave the promise has shown nothing but loyalty, but the person shareing still doesn’t trust that person to not tell, but that person has never broken trust. It doesn’t make much sense. I know there is a such thing as trust issues, but sometimes even when we lay that aside and let God take control of that we can still get caught up and over think to much on what is said to us or promised, or simple things. We end up getting discouraged and it can make things so much more complicated. But when we pray to God and ask him to help us think the way we should, we wouldn’t take things wrong that are said to us so much and we wouldn’t switch things around in our heads. I know alot in my posts i say praying helps, but memorizing Gods word and setting are focus on him helps with alot of problems, but prayer i believe is what helps of course, but also makes those things easier. Sometimes we just don’t know whats true and whats not and we don’t know what to think. Out of no where in situations in life its so easy to get confused, so as we follow him we should ask him to clear are thinking to make us less stressed, and more able to trust others regardless of are passed relationships and trust him.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise think on these things.
Also teasing i do think there is a line, i’m only shareing that ive looked into harmless teasing and joking before. I think this verse has helped me througout being a teenager because its so easy to get confused and i tend let my mind wonder. But then i stop and think wow none of what im thinking is actually true. So i hope whatever is on your mind thats worrying you, or if you believe your overthinking something small, that you can find relief in him that he can take care of it. He is able to tell us what is true and help us think the right ways, no matter the situation. P.S: i know with others things can get ugly, and theres so much more then what i mentioned that could cause overthinking, are minds tend to race in horrible difficulties, but God is working even when we don’t feel like it. He is there and he will work it out!