To kick off this New Year, I’ve tried to pull the curtains back on my life just a little and give you a glimpse into some of my struggles. If you missed the first two posts in the series, please check them out here and here.
This is a hard one to confess because it’s something I preach about often. I wish this weren’t true, but it is…
I worry…a LOT.
I justify my worrying by saying things like, “I don’t typically worry about money. I seldom worry about relationships. And I never worry about what I’m doing on the weekend.”
But I DO worry about the church and my team and what I’m preaching about and whether or not I’m doing everything I can to move us forward.
So I’m left with this question… If I’m worrying about important stuff, is it ok to worry?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve justified your way into creating a category of “acceptable worry.” Which sounds great, until you realize that that category never appears in the Bible.
No worry is “acceptable worry” because there is nothing worthy of us spending our time fretting about it.
Next time you feel worry creeping in, remember this… Worry is a waste of your imagination.
Your imagination can fuel dreams, spark creativity and inspire vision. Or… It can create potential versions of the future that you can waste hours, days and years worrying about.
Don’t waste your imagination. Let God use it!