“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one yar ago today.” E. Joseph Cossman
“Do not worry about your life…” Jesus, as recorded in Matthew 6.25
Life is dumping a lot to worry about these days. Wisconsin debates over union collective bargaining. Revolts in Egypt and now Tripoli. Massive layoffs. Housing values that have burst. Earthquakes. Floods. Sickness. Tsunami. Gasoline prices. Low giving by church members. A diagnosis. Cost of milk and eggs and meat. Healthcare uncertainty, tax law changes, interpersonal conflict…
Worry Sucks – Worship Sustains
Look at the laundry list of concerns above. Every one of them (every.one) represents a proposition; a fork in the road. One path leads to despair. The other leads to hope. The path to despair begins with worry. The path to hope begins with worship. At the fork in the road, what path do you normally choose? It’s an either/or proposition. You cannot take both paths and win.
You Lead Where You’ve Been
In your ministry leadership, you influence. Setting an example is part of the leadership mix. So I want to ask you, what path are YOU choosing at the point of the proposition? Are you worrying about your finances? The church’s growth?… Or are you choosing to worship God for who He is – plain and simple? Your followers are watching, make no mistake. Think of it this way: Every proposition for worry is an opportunity to show hope. When you show hope, you serve strong.
What is feeding your hope today?