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November 2, 2016, 4:54 PM

Worry...let's stop the insanity!

One defintion of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Let's say you decide to bang your head on a brick wall. You will discover that this hurts. You aren't convinced so you do it a second time. You find out that there's a pattern here. When you headbutt the brick wall there's a thing called pain that wraps itself around your head. If you do it the third time and expect it not to hurt you are insane. 

When I worry it can be labeled as insanity. When I worry nothing changes. Then I try it again. I worry and nothing changes. Well, I might as well try it again. I worry and guess what...nothing changes. It's insanity. 

Jesus said it like this in Matthew 6:27, "Can any of you by worring add a single hour to your life?" In other words, worrying adds no positive changes to your life. Let me just give you a real-life example from my own life. 

My wife had a surgery. She was going to be without work for six to eight weeks...and of course it ended up being eight...Murphy's Law. I worried for a long time about it, but nothing was changing. I sat down with my wife and we decided that we would give it to God and not worry about it. The worrying for weeks didn't change anything, but the trust sure did. We ended up with enough money to pay all of our bills plus some. Money came in from different areas and God really blessed us. The worry didn't do anything but give us headaches and stress, but the trust in God was rewarded by Him. 

So another time of worry set in. We had a couple of bills come in that were larger than normal. I instantly went into panic mode. I began to worry. My stress level and blood pressure went way up. What did it change? Well, it did change my blood pressure numbers but that was it. My wife was the one that spoke some sense into me this time. She reminded me what I had reminded her of several weeks before...God would take care of us and He did. 

This is more of what Jesus said in Matthew 6...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. Matthew 6:31-33

Worrying isn't helping you and it sure isn't helping me. So why don't we just agree to stop it. It's not changing anything but our stress level and it's just doing us no good. How about we just decide to trust God. Notice that word, decide. It's not natural to trust God. It's natural to worry, fret, stress, and freak out when something is out of our control. If we want something better in life we have to do what is unnatural to us. If we want a different result in our life we can't keep doing the same thing and expecting something different. Remember...that's called insanity! 

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