EMPOWERING LIVES WITH PURPOSE:
There is a difference between cautious behavior and worry. Despite their similarity, worry is not the same thing as being cautious or careful.
We ought to be concerned about many things in our life but worry is not one of them: locking up our homes is important to prevent intruders while we are away, managing money wisely is being careful, being alert when driving on the edge of a mountain road is caution.
Caution, concern, and care are necessary but worry goes beyond these and fear of what we can’t control. Worry goes on and on beyond the precautions.
Worry leads to anxiety. You can’t be anxious unless you started worrying about it first. When we feel anxious, we can be certain we are no longer being careful; we are worrying. What does God say about this act?
When we cross the line from being careful to being anxious, we have turned our focus from God and His provision and we are depending on ourselves.
Don’t buy into the lie that worrying helps you. Worry destroys your joy!
As long as we are seeking first the kingdom of God, we can’t worry. Do you realize the certainty of kingdom provision is what led the apostle Paul to write this verse:
“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known to God. And the PEACE of God, which surpasses all understanding, will GUARD your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
Dwell on this verse when you are consistently worried or anxious about a situation. God’s word brings results.