Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said,
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life.”
Wait a minute! If Jesus didn’t tell me to worry, who did? I don’t recall “worry” as part of my job description. Since God didn’t command me to worry and I’m not paid to worry, where did worry come from? Why do I worry?
My customers pay me to deliver good products and services, on time, and to treat them right. I don’t recall signing any contracts agreeing to worry.
But what if I stop worrying? Won’t God and people think I don’t take my work seriously?
God says, “Give Me your worries. Then go love and serve people.”
It’s hard to love or serve people when I’m worried. Worry is an unnecessary energy drain. Worry creates Cortisol, the stress hormone, which causes many life-threatening health problems.
One worrier can ruin a perfectly fine day for dozens of people. It’s more contagious than yawning, sneezing, or the flu. I may be surrounded by the demons of worry, but I don’t need to let them in.
Jesus says, “Don’t worry.”