Today I want you to think about one specific worry that you're dealing with. One thing you worry about today.
--Maybe it's your health,
--Maybe it’s your finances,
--Maybe it’s your marriage,
--or your kids.
Choose one, for just a moment.
And with this topic of worry in your mind, ask yourself some questions.
1. What are my priorities here?
Am I seeking God first in this situation, or am I seeking me first?
--Am I trusting him?
--Or am I trusting me?
--Do I want what he wants?
--Or do I want what I want?
--What are my priorities?
2. Have I prayed about this?
I'm not saying you haven't prayed; I'm asking you to ask yourself.
--Has this been a matter of prayer for me?
--Am I praying Biblically?
--Am I praying in faith?
--Am I casting my cares on him, or am I giving the matter lip service and not really letting go of it?
3. Have I taken action in the direction of my worries?
Here's what I've noticed: When I take a small step — even what seems to be a pathetically small step — in the direction of my worries, God gives me a disproportionate amount of peace in the matter.