As an individual, I found out that it’s very easy to worry. In fact, worry might be second—no, first—nature to mankind. It’s easy to worry about rent, school fees, the next meal, whether that dream you have in your head will ever come true and so on. I could go on mentioning stuff we almost have to worry about every day. But you see the truth, “Worry don’t work,” as one of my greatest mentors put it.
Recently I sat back and began imagining what life would be like if I didn’t have anything to worry about. Nothing at all. Try it. Just imagine that for once, there really was nothing to worry or be anxious about. That’s total bliss, man. I’m not saying imagine how life would be if you had become the tenth richest person on forbes and have properties spread all over the world. I’m saying what if absolutely nothing bothered you. You didn’t care what people said about you. You didn’t care if there was a delay on your next pay check—or whether it even came at all. That is going to be one heck of a stress-free life. Here’s what Jesus said about that:
Matt 6 v 25 – 27 [NKJV] 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
Man, those are some powerful words. But after listening to Jesus, I told myself this week that I’m not gonna worry about anything again. If he wants me to stay clear of the worry zone I’d do it. Life doesn’t move at my pace when I worry. I need to realize that my life moves at God’s pace. He is in charge of me, and if he’ll feed some birds…he’ll definitely take care of me. And he’ll take care of YOU, too.