Saturday, 14 August 2010

What a waste of time

This week I have only just realised, what a waste of time worrying is. It actually takes so much effort and energy that nothing of any use gets done. I discovered a word recently and absolutely love it "time-poor", and in reality we could all do with a few more extra hours in our lives. How much time do we spend worrying? Wish that I could report back with, "no worrying done this week", unfortunately that's not possible. Instead, the time I spent not worrying I put to great use.

Matthew 6:25-34 (NIV), lights a bulb in my head every time I read the words. I want to get better at putting them in my life and be what Jesus our Lord wants for us all.

"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 important than food, and the body more important 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
"And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labour or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' 
For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 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.

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