A Crazy Idea That Works: Outsourcing Your Worries

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So, here’s an idea that sounds a little nuts (and maybe you’re used to that with me) but I promise this works:

If you’re worried about something, outsource the worrying part to someone else.

There. It’s off your plate. You can focus on other stuff.

There’s a book called the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, and—just being honest—I haven’t finished listening to it. But I did catch the part where he talked about hiring a personal assistant in India, and how he would have her take care of all sorts of things for him. Line up this appointment, book that reservation, buy these plane tickets, etc.

But he was worrying about something one day, and as a joke, he outsourced this to her, too. “Could you worry about this for me, I don’t have time.”

She was a little confused, but she went with it. “Okayyy… yes, I will worry about that for you today.”

The odd thing: Ferriss says that even though he wasn’t totally serious about having his assistant worry for him… it actually helped him, knowing someone else was out there worrying about that very thing he would otherwise be worrying about.

It’s a funny/strange little vignette, but it strikes at something for anyone who trusts God, a God who wants us to “cast your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7)

Cast it to Him. Throw it out of your lap and into His. He can handle this one just fine, thanks.

It’s in the Old Testament, too, like in Psalms 55:22: “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken.”

Give it to Him. Outsource it. Your anxieties? He specializes in that. They are His business. He’s got this.

This isn’t crazy talk. It’s brilliant. It’s practical. It’s do-able. It works.

And unlike a mere well-intended personal assistant in India, the Creator of the Universe knows exactly what to do with your anxieties, and has all the power to act.

Outsource it to the best.

Brant Hansen

Morning Show Host, STAR 93.3

What worries do you need to outsource to God today?


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  1. Chris weist on October 19, 2023 at 9:33 am

    Good stuff “ Let go and let God”

    • Brant Hansen on October 23, 2023 at 10:16 am

      Thanks, Chris!

  2. Julie Martinez on October 19, 2023 at 10:30 am

    I love this advice , I am trying hard to let it all go and just let God do the work for justice for my husband. It’s hard to know what things if any God needs me to do or not do? I do believe that God ‘s plan with include justice for my husband. I am praying and talking to God. My husband is as well. I have always had great faith in God. My husband has become much more connected with God through this season.

    • Brant Hansen on October 23, 2023 at 10:18 am

      Hi Julie… joining you in prayer as I type this. Thankful that he’s experiencing God in a new way given what he’s going through. I love that God often shows up just when he’s needed, and not a moment before. May he bless you and your family.

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