However, I have let you live for this purpose: to show you My power and to make My name known in all the earth. Exodus 9:16 (HCSB)
_broke up with a boyfriend/girlfriend
_led someone to Christ
_lost in a race
_got caught in a lie
_failed a test
_made straight A’s on my report card
_upset my family
_worried about tomorrow
Something has happened over the past couple of days that have caused you worries and/or headaches. Why is that? Why is it that the things that happen cause us stress? Whether it is in our control or not…we still stress. It is a common thing, we all do it, but do we really need to? Why do we worry? It takes so much energy, so much time, so much effort…would it not be easier if we just choose not to worry?
Think of it this way; Where does worry get ya….
- 10% worry about things that will never happen
- 30% worry about things about the past that can’t be changed
- 12% worry about criticism by others, mostly untrue
- 10% worry about health, which gets worse with stress
- 8% worry about real problems that will be faced
So with those stats we should realize that it is important to focus on THE FUTURE rather than to dwell on THE PAST! Why worry if things will never change or happen?
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7 (ESV)