When talking to others of my generation it appears that we are a generation of worriers. We worry about money, paying bills, providing for our kids on a caliber higher than we were provided for, children, their grades, finding the next best job and many other things. We worry if something is out of the norm with our bodies and we begin to worry about our health and what the doctor may say. At the end of the day does all of our worrying change anything? Does it open up any closed doors? Does it write a check for our bills? Does it protect our children throughout the day?
Worrying is not productive. It only leads us into anxiety and stress which leads us to various illnesses. It also takes away our peace of mind and puts us in a state of uncertainty. If we worry we are automatically defeated. God designed us to be warriors not worriers. A warrior is bold and stands firm on what their mission/purpose is. But most importantly a warrior is a fighter. We must be mighty warriors standing on the promises of God. To worry is to be in lack, sickness, defeat, and disbelief. God doesn’t want us to worry. The bible has several verses where it speaks of worrying and how it has no value in our lives. One of my favorite scriptures on worrying is below.
King James Version (KJV)
27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:
29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?
32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Look at life this way: God has invited us to come to a royal celebration, a celebration like no one has ever seen before. Your name is personally on the invitation and he hand delivered it to you. Now when we get an invitation we decide if we are going or not. If we are going we mark our calendars and look excitingly towards the event. We don’t hang the invitation on the refrigerator and say, “I wonder if God is really going to let me in when I get there or I wonder if God is really having this party”. Living for God is like getting that personal invitation. God has invited us to partake in his riches, his divine health, in his peace, and in his love. Worrying has no place in our lives when we are living for God. Remember to think like a warrior not a worrier. Worrying has no power and ultimately renders you powerless. We must make it a conscious effort to be a warrior and believe in God totally. To worry is to go against God’s will for our lives. We must trust in God. We must see things from the end and not from the present. If we are truly trusting God we would not worry. Therefore, we must increase our faith and believe that God has told us no matter what we see today. For without faith it is impossible to please God.
Don’t worry just trust him. God will not let you down.
Dr. Lisa Melton