“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon” (Mathew 6:24).
Worries, originally means “distracted”. They come to us day and night and keep our minds flustered and anxious. There never seems to be an end to them. If one is solved, then another leaps forward, and they all demand our first attention. They takeover our lives and leave us with no spare time to focus on more important matters. Some of today’s worries were left-un-done(s) from yesterdays, and others of today’s worries are preludes for tomorrows. I’ve personified these worries and placed blame on their shoulders, but we know the reality. It is us who invites them to our minds in the morning and the same us who refuses to let them go at night.
Remember what Jesus told us, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.... Is not life and body more important than food and clothing? …. Look at the birds they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest, or put it into a barn; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Are you not worth much more than the birds? …. What little faith you have!” (Mathew 6:25-30)
Hence, make time for the Lord for He is most important. Be concerned with the Kingdom of God and live to do His will. Do not let our worries force us to live in our pasts or make us afraid to reach for our future. For if we do the joys of the present will surely escape us. And how wasteful of God’s gift will be then. “So, do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles of each day.” (Mathew 6:34)