I’m not fond of writing things full of “I”, “I”, “I’s”, but I find that I can account for hours upon end of time spent worrying. Those are hours I will never regain. If I worry, what sort of faith do I manifest? It is embarrassing to admit, but it is probably little faith. Think about it this way: a Christian that worries believes the God can redeem him, break the control of the Enemy over his life, free him from sin, and give him eternal life in heaven; but God would be unable to help him resolve the little things, like a fight or a few money problems.
Worrying is not good for me. Worrying, while a mind exercise, forces the body to react. Whatever imagined worries I have, my body reacts as though it were already happening. My heart beats oddly, stomach burns things a bit more, stress builds up. I suspect that majority of the mental illnesses, and some physical ones, are directly related to worry. Alcohol and substance abuses could probably be chalked up to worry as well. While a rational man, I find that worrying impairs my judgement, causing me to make foolish life decisions that may have unseen consequences. As a result, both the body and mind suffer. This is basically slapping my God on the cheek and saying “I won’t trust you, even if you promised I could.”
Worrying is purely circumstantial. When I worry, I subject myself to the circumstances I am in, rather than being subjected to the truth and love of God. Whatever my circumstances are, they are like dust compared to the immense greatness of salvation; it is just that I lose focus on what is actually important. It does not make sense to believe in a God who can save me from hell, but cannot help me in the practical matters of life. I forget that my God has a wonderful plan for my life, and that plan includes taking care of me and my concerns.
Worrying is basically distrusting God. The amount of time and energy I spend worrying could be used in prayer instead. When I worry, I am not trusting in God. I swear I do not know Him well enough to be qualified to write all these, and I need to find out who He really is, and what His promises are. If I am not rooted in the word of God daily, the Enemy is more than willing to take the opening and tempt me to worry about something, or worse.
Worrying ultimately accomplishes nothing. I realize that I have very little free time these days, and worrying wastes that little time I have. None of my worrying ever adds any bit of time to my life, or fixes problems or prevents bad things from happening.
I ought to stop worrying. Because my options are really limited, I am not omnipotent. Whether it’s work, personal, romanctic, financial, social, political, or any other sort of problem, I ought to stop worrying and trust God. And, you should stop worrying too.