When faced with a difficult situation, I have found that I have one of two choices: I can worry, or I can worship.
So many times I choose to worry. I know it's not right, I know it's not good for me, but I still worry.
It doesn't help when someone comes along and says, "there's nothing to worry about, why worry?"
That's easy for you to say, you aren't in my situation.
I don't like cliches anyway.
I need a constant reminder in my life that in the midst of worries about finances, food and fitness that I can worship instead of worrying.
Jesus asks a great rhetorical question in Matthew 6:27, "Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not."
If anything, worries can take away from my life. It's so easy to try to arrange the details of our lives so carefully that I leave God out of the process. It's so easy to try to rely on our own abilities and that we have a lot to lose if things don't turn out the way we want.
What is the antidote to worry?
Well, the following thoughts are thoughts that you and I are well aware of...Yet so important....For most of us they are simply a reminder to help us through this day, Tuesday, August 16, 2005.
I must worship. I must recognize that God is in control of every area of my life. I must invite him, as I worship, to get involved in the details of my life. Peter writes, "Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you."
I must keep a proper perspective. I must focus on the creator instead of my circumstance.
Jesus says, "look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
I love that. Let's get our perspective right.
I must live for today. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow is not yet here, today is all we have.
Jesus said, "Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of it's own."
Are there areas of worry within your life that need to be blown up? Be honest with yourself and transparent with God. Worship instead of worry.