I’m gonna be transparent with you, the last few weeks have been a struggle to me with this thing we call worry. I have lost hours of sleep, had lots of heartburn, and missed out on precious moments with the people I love all because I was worrying about the future.
I, like most people, worry about every little situation in my life. I worry about my alarm clock not going off, even though I have two set every morning, I worry about not finishing my homework, and now I worry about life after college. At least once a day these questions scroll through my mind like they are on a marquee: What are you going to do with your life? What jobs are you going to apply for? Where are you going to live? Is the wedding seriously only a few months away? Why haven’t you done this or done that? This semester, being my last, in college has been a struggle when it comes to my worry problem.
Did you notice all those questions started out with “Why haven’t you” instead of Why haven’t I? I started thinking about that and then it hit me, it’s not me asking those questions on the daily it’s the sneaky little devil!
The devil can make you think this worry problem is impossible to get rid of, but guess what? It’s not. You wanna know why? I’m gonna tell you anyways. The answer is Jesus!
We know that worrying is a sin, but we so many times forget that the One who can throw this sin as far as the east is from the west is as close to you as your phone is.
The Bible talks about worry in Matthew 6 saying, “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…But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
This is just a glimpse of what the author of Matthew understood about our Father, but man is it powerful! To think, the creator of the universe tells us not to worry. You would think this would be good enough right? It should be! It is!
After reading this and comprehending it, comes the hard part. The part where you have to give your worries to God. Seems simple right? You would think, but as humans we always seem to leave our sins at the foot of the cross but as soon as we think He turns His mighty and powerful head we run and grab it back thinking we need it back in our lives. I am so guilty of this. But I have come to the realization that the moment I truly give my sin to the Father is the moment I truly feel free. You never know how much sin weighs on your life until you decide to truly give it up and never look back again.
I truly encourage each and everyone one of you to be transparent with yourselves and Christ.
As children of the King we are His Princes and Princesses. We need to regain our confidence and stop being worriers and become the true prince and princess warriors God has called us to be.