Monday, February 7, 2011

Andy Stanley: Why Worry?

Are you a worrier?  What kinds of things do you worry about?  Most of us who worry would probably agree that we’ve never actually accomplished anything by worrying.  I’ve never met someone who said they worried themselves into a job or worried themselves into a raise.  Does worrying make healthier kids or stronger relationships?  We can spend hours, weeks, and months doing that and have nothing to show for it.  In fact for some of us, it actually made things worse.  My 6 year old son is learning how to catch a baseball, and his biggest problem is that he closes his eyes and turns away when I throw the ball.  I try to explain to him that if he would keep his eyes on the ball and just try to catch it he would do fine, but he instinctively turns away.  His fear of getting hit is stronger than his desire to catch the ball.  I think worrying is a lot like that.  For some of us its distracting, for others its debilitating.  Worry definitely has the ability to keep us from doing what we need to do.

In this video, Andy Stanley shares with us what Jesus said about worrying and how we can guard against it.

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