Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Don't Worry, Let it Go

I think too many times we find ourselves stuck in a rut, or running around in hamster-like wheel, or like a dog chasing it's tail, or (as my mother often said) running around like a chicken with it's head cut off. Whew!  That took a lot to say, especially when you think about it.  Go ahead, find yourself in one of those instances.  Oh yeah, you are there somewhere.  You see, too often we allow so many crazy things to take us into a spin. I know it to be true. 

So what can we do?  Glad you asked (as F.G. Sampson used to say). Okay here is the  experiential:
Take one of those crazy thoughts, the worries in your hands.  Hold on tight to them, as you are doing anyway.  Now turn your fists upward and work on releasing your fingers.  Why? because you can't release them to the work of God if you are gripping tight.  And if you can't release, you can't receive.  Go ahead, practice getting there.  That is the experiential.  Yes, it does work, oh I promise it does. 

Now let's get to self.  When we are worrying about so many things we take up useless energy that could be used in other directions.  We must capture the senseless thought before it becomes a thought.  "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ" (2 Cor. 10:5 NIV).  Is it senseless?  Yes, if it takes you away from your peace.

Should you worry?  No, Jesus said, "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about you life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear" Luke 12:22 NIV).  That 'do not worry' is a command from Jesus.  I should not need to say anything else.   Try it- go ahead.  Try it, and watch what God does with it.  enough for now.

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