Do you have a list of unlimited worries and burdens that you carry around everyday? Feeling distracted from your daily tasks because of your fears of the unknown? If so, how then can you remove the worries off your mind?
It was Sunday morning and I found myself fussing over a small argument with my partner. I could not get the burden off of my heart and focusing on the sermon became so hard. But it was at one point in the sermon when God spoke to me and revealed to me where the situation was going towards. Instead of praising God and focusing on the sermon, I allowed the small worries of a silly argument block my focus towards God. I was wasting my time and energy worrying about unnecessary things, when I could have been using the time to glorify God.
Big or small worries both bring the same results – they all add a heavy weight of burden on our shoulders. From this experience I learned the truth about worries:
Worries are distractions from Satan.
Satan will always try to fill you with worries to distract you from what God wants you to worry about. His plan is to pile up worries in your mind so that they will distract you from the calling God has for you. Do not let worries such as financial problems distract you from doing what God has called you to do.
Matthew 6:31-34 says, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’..but seek first the kingdom of God and and all these things will be given to you as well.” God does not want us to focus on unnecessary worries, but rather to worry about God kingdom matters. God wants us to worry about reaching the lost and spreading the gospel to all.
Of course no one is susceptible to worries, but God never intended for us to dwell in our worries – that was Satan’s plan. God will never ask us to carry our own burdens; he wants us to throw all of our worries to him. Psalms 55:22 says, “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.”
Don’t let the worries of this world take your eyes off of what truly matters. You will never be able to win the race towards God if you have all the heavy burdens of worries on your shoulders holding you down. Satan wants to pile up more burdens on you so that you will never reach the potential God has for you. Satan will do anything he can to slow you down. Be careful to not let your worries pile up because they will leave you still and useless.
Throw all your worries to God and let him carry the heavy weight for you. God wants you to cast his cares on him so that you can have the freedom to accomplish the great plans he has prepared for you. Do not let satan distract you with your worries. Trust that God has a hold of your life and continue walking towards your calling and purpose. So remember, do not let the weights of worry slow you down.