Eric Speir

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One Easy Way to Stop Worrying so Much!

Are you a professional worrier? I think some of us could make a living out of it. For some reason, we are really good at it as humans. I’m especially gifted at it at times.
Photo by Ryan (ruffin_ready) on Flickr

Photo by Ryan (ruffin_ready) on Flickr

Worry seems to be a theme throughout Scripture, especially the New Testament. Jesus himself speaks of it:

Matthew 6:25-27, “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?

There are no benefits to worrying. It can’t make us feel better or accomplish anything. It only holds us back and keeps us from moving forward. Last week, I was having my own worrying session and the Holy Spirit stopped me and dropped a simple truth in my heart. Here’s what he said…

Your mind can’t worry and worship at the same time. They’re both a choice. Choose worship.

The remedy to worry is worship. Worship focuses on the greatness of God, while worry focuses on the problem. Both worry and worship is a choice. This means we aren’t victims of worry, but it’s a choice we can make daily. Here is what I know about having plants around my house, “What you feed grows and what you starve dies.” I’ve killed a few plants around my house, so I know this to be true!

This same thing works in the supernatural as well. When you feed worry your problems seem to grow and look more impossible, but when you choose to worship they shrink in comparison to the greatness of God.

Remember, they are both a choice. In the words of Yoda, “Choose wisely!”

Prayer: Lord, forgive us for worrying so much. Help us to focus our attention on you and your goodness. I ask now that you would touch touch us and bring your miracle working power in our circumstances. As your word says, “Nothing is impossible with God for those who believe.” Today we choose belief over doubt and worship over worry. I thank you in advance for what you’re going to do. We thank you for your goodness and love toward us. In the name of your son, Jesus, we love you!

About Eric

I'm a pastor, writer and serial encourager. I like to help people to grow in their relationship with God. I live outside of Atlanta, GA. I've written a book, Stubborn Faith: 30 Day Devotional Guide For New Growth. It's available for download on Amazon. Feel free to follow me on Twitter at @ericspeir

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