The Folly of Worry
"Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?" ~ Matthew 6:27
We may not know each other, but I know something about you………you worry. Some of us worry about the past and the things we’ve done. Some worry about the future and what is going to happen. Others worry about their jobs. If you’re a parent, you worry about your children. I worry; you worry; we all worry.
So, what is it you worry about? Chances are it is nothing positive. You see, worry is counterproductive and achieves the opposite of what you wanted. Worry is crippling both emotionally and physically. Worry is controlling and keeps you from being yourself. Worry is costly. It costs you time and relationships. Worry is competitive. It competes with God, His presence and His peace.
Who of you can add an hour to your life by worrying? None of you! So, resist the urge to worry and release your fears and concerns to God. Say to Him, “God, I can’t handle the anxiety, I cast it on to you. Right now, as best as I know how, I’m giving my worries to you.” And then, let this release of worry turn into worship of God.
This Weeks Challenge: Identify what causes you the most worry. Release this worry to God and replace your worry with worship.