Thursday, February 18, 2010
Have you ever found worry to be an effective tool for making you feel better or making your problems go away? NO, it only makes things worse. Worry can literally make you sick and rob you of health and happiness.
Next time you find yourself in a situation that would normally cause you to worry chose one of these four reasons NOT TO WORRY. Then reflect on the scripture reference to give you the supernatural power to be successful at “not worrying”!
1) Worrying Accomplishes Nothing - Reference Matt 6:27-29 - I don’t know about you but I don’t have time to waste these days. Worrying is a waste of precious time. Worrying won’t help you solve a problem or bring about a solution, so why waste your energy and time on it!
2) Worrying is Not Good for You! - Proverbs 12:25 - Worrying is destructive to us in many ways. It becomes a mental burden that can even cause us to grow physically sick.
3) Worrying is the Opposite of Trusting God! - Philippians 4:6-7 - The energy that we spend worrying can be put to much better use in prayer. Here’s a little formula for remember: Worry replaced by Prayer=Trust!
4) Worrying Puts Your Focus in the Wrong Direction-1 Peter 5:7 - When we keep our eyes focused on God, we remember his love for us and we realize we truly have nothing to worry about. Even in the difficult times, when it seems like God doesn’t care, we can put our trust in the Lord and focus on HIM. He will take care of our every need!