Here's some food for thought...
In any given day, how often are your thoughts fixed on your problems, on your future, on your boyfriend (or maybe that guy you like), or even who got in a fight with who on the reality show you love to watch.
Let's snack on this...at some point or another we're all been guilty of thinking too much. Now you could argue that overthinking is normal for most people. Many times the things we think about aren't bad in themselves (family, friends, school, work, etc.). However it becomes a problem when those things consumer our thoughts. That's when they become like a snowball rolling down a hill and grow into something much bigger like worry, stress and fear.
God knows us so well. He knew that, no matter what our age, we would have moments like this and His Word gives clear advice on how to handle these situations.
Philippians 4:8 says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things."
Now picture this: What if we took all those bad thoughts, all those fearful thoughts, all those worrisome thoughts, all those stressful thoughts, and all those thoughts stealing our attention and replaced them with truthful thoughts, pure thoughts, lovely thoughts, praiseworthy thoughts, etc. How much more peaceful would our minds be? How much more joyful, content and worry-free would we be?
So as you go through the rest of your week, I challenge you (and myself) to STOP OVERTHINKING!