What are you worried about ?

Philippians 3:12-14

12Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

“Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere.” – Glenn Turner

If you are observant, you can see that many people around you are worried about one thing or another.   When you ask “What are you worried about”, you will most likely get some kind of answer from just about everyone.  Rarely if ever will you hear “I am not worried about anything.“ .

We continually waste time and energy concerned about things that

a) Will likely never happen and

b) We have no control of anyhow.

It wears us out and we rob ourselves of any kind  of happiness, peace and joy as a result.  We somehow convince ourselves that if WE do not worry about things the world as we know it will cease to be.  How inconsistent that is with what God says.   How selfish and self centered.  Worry is really a denial that God is in control and sovereign and he alone determines the outcome of our circumstances.  Worry is the antitheist of faith.  The cannot exist in the same context.  One is light and the other is dark.  One is anti-God and the other is God-centric.  Worry is a denial that God can and will do anything in your circumstance.

People often wander aimlessly through life without a purpose and without any meaningful and worthwhile goals. Even more tragic are the millions who go through life without ever having made plans and preparation for life after death.

These people not only spend their life going in circles, but go in ever decreasing circles until their life diminishes into nothing. A terrible way to live. A tragic way to die.

But for those who discover their God-given life-purpose and plan and live accordingly as well as living in harmony with the will of God, when they come to the end of life’s journey, they have the assurance of meeting God face to face and hearing his welcoming words at the entrance of heaven. “Well done, good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of your Lord.” A joyous way to live. A triumphant way to die!

How about you ?  You worried about something ?

April 25 2010 11:40 am | Bible Study and Uncategorized

2 Responses to “What are you worried about ?”

  1. Jacelyn Leskovec on 07 Jan 2012 at 8:37 pm #

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  2. admin on 07 Jan 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Thank you. I did create the theme, but I’m using WordPress for the blog itself. It’s free to download and use. http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.3.1

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