Friday The 13th
Many people live in superstition because they seek reasons and explanations for the events which they have no answers for. For others, being superstitious is a fun mindset to apply because it brings them excitement, thrill and hope. On the other hand, there are people who are superstitious out of fear that something unlucky or bad is going to happen.
There are also many people who are not superstitious at all. For them, being superstitious is humorous and silly. They believe that it’s a waste of time and energy to sit around and analyze why a bird repeatedly pecked on their bedroom window at 11:11am, or why a cockroach fell on their shoulder at work.
Living in superstition is not the best way of living, because if randomly odd events do occur and you just so happen to pick up on them, they tend to leave you in a worried and frantic state of mind. When this happens, your superstition is being reinforced even more, increasing your chances of experiencing future episodes of unnecessary stress and worry.
Superstition can lead to chronic stress and anxiety. No one really thinks about it in this way, because not many people relate superstition with mental health. We kind of just take superstition for granted. But superstition can also affect you on an unconscious level, activating stress and anxiety when you least expect it.
Don’t give superstition power when it’s not necessary to do so. It’s completely unnecessary to hold a widely held but unjustified belief in supernatural causation, leading to certain consequences of an action or event. You don’t have to incorporate “the supernatural” in your everyday events.
All you need in your life is God, the creator of what was before, what is now and what will soon be to come. If you dedicate your heart to God and his beloved son Jesus Christ who was sacrificed in order to save humanity on judgment day, then you are living in good hands. Step out of a superstitious state of mind and step into God’s heart.
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