It's a lot easier to admit I'm stressed than to admit I am scared. But stress is really a fear of things unknown. So, whether or not I like to admit it, I'm scared of some things ... even if I'm scared to admit it.
Jesus asks the best questions. In Matthew 6 as part of his powerful sermon on the mount Jesus asks, "Can any of you add an hour to your life by worrying?"
But the reality is, I still do.
This week I have been asking myself, and attempting to answer honestly, this question...
What do I worry about?
Here are a few things I came up with...
- not being the husband my wife needs me to be
- not being the dad my kids need me to be
- something tragic happening to my wife or kids
- failing to disciple (lead spiritually) the people God has put in my path
- not being able to perform my job like everyone expects
- providing for my family financially
- forgetting or not being ready for something important
Can worrying about any of these add anything to my life.
So then, the next logical question is how do I stop?
- spend more time learning who God really is (like the Mary/Marth story - do what is most important)
- be more organized (God says to make the most of the time we have)
Perspective - pray more
What about you? If you're honest, what do you worry about?