7 Reasons Not To Worry
1.) You can trust God with the details of your life. (Matthew 6:25)
Jesus tells us to take no thought about those needs that God has already promised to supply! Once you know the difference between a “need” and a “want” you can gain a sense of peace in knowing, “He’s got you covered!” Whatever you are in NEED of is already taken care of. The bottom line is, not to worry. If you need to determine whether you are worried or genuinely concerned, just remember worrying immobilizes you and concern moves you to action!
2.) Worrying today about tomorrow, will hinder your accomplishments today! (Matthew 6:26)
When we begin to worry, the object of our worry begins to consume our thoughts. When this happens our productivity becomes disrupted. What you set out to accomplish today will be set aside, and no longer be your focus. Thus hindering you from accomplishing what is important! Remember you can not change yesterday, and you haven’t made it to tomorrow yet, so focus on your achievements today which should help re-shape your tomorrow!
3.) Worrying is harmful. (Matthew 6:27)
Worrying can damage your health, and it may even negatively affect the way you treat others! When we are consumed with our problems we tend to have little or no regard for those around us. Worrying has been known to produce hish levels of stress, creating headaches, muscle aches, tension, high blood pressure and the list goes on. Why would you risk your health worrying about something that has already been taken care of?
4.) If you depend on God, He will listen! (Matthew 6:28-30)
Jesus tells us to consider the lilies of the field, and their continued growth. Although they can do nothing on their own, they do not toil or spin. These are helpless flowers that MUST depend on God in order to grow!
5.) Worrying shows that you lack faith in God, as well as, an understanding in Him! (Matthew 6:31,32)
If we truly understand how God works then we know that our heavenly father knows what we are in need of! Therefore, he is already prepared to supply all of these things! Jesus tells us not to think or even speak out of our mouths the questions of what we will have or where it will come from. When we begin to do this it shows that we have NO faith in what God has told us!
6.) Worrying prevents you from pursuing the real challenges that God has for you. (Matthew 6:33)
The real challenge that God has for us is to actively seek His kingdom and His righteousness! Jesus tells us that if we consume our thoughts with seeking what God desires, all of those other things will be given to us. We must put God first and turn to Him first for help. Often we place people, objects, goals, and other desires in first priority. Once we actively choose to give God first place in every area of our lives, we will begin see how all of those things are added unto us.
7.) If you just live one day at a time you won’t be consumed with worry. (Matthew 6:34)
It’s ok to plan and think ahead about goals, steps, and schedules, and trusting in God’s guidance. Sometimes if we plan well, we can alleviate worry! But if we worry we will become consumed by fear, and find it hard to trust God. Worrying about tomorrow can affect your relationship with God today. Don’t waste time in worrying about tomorrow instead spend your time planning for tomorrow!
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