Reducing Worry, Devoted to…….
Reducing Worry (Devoted to…)
Matthew 6:24-30 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 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? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?”
What are you devoted to? Your devotion will determine your level of worry. Are you devoted to your job, your kids, your health, your future, or your finances? Notice that it starts with the word your. Worry circles around uncertainty.
Way to deal with worry:
- Read the Word. Let God’s wisdom fill your mind.
- Relook at your problem. Accept the truth of your worry, not from God.
- Review what you can do today. Don’t act as if there is no problem.
- Remember your fellowship with God. Focus on His love and power.
- Repeat steps 1-4.
We need to quit staring at worry and instead focus on God. Do what we can and leave the rest to God. Trust Him for He is faithful and cares for us. That man is blest, Who does his best, And leaves the rest; Then do not worry." Dr. Charles F. Deems, 1820-1893.