Worry steals more joy than anything else in our lives. It is the single force that can obliterate happiness and destroy peace. Of course, it’s easy to worry. If it wasn’t, who would do it? It’s always the path of least resistance to stress about what might happen to your job, in your business, with your health, or when things change. It’s easy to worry about North Korea, the economy, politics, your kids or your church. Worrying can be a lifelong sentence because there’s always something new to fret about.
That said, here’s the main thing I want you to know and remember: being a worrisome person is not the same as being a responsible person. Agonizing over what might happen doesn’t make you smarter or more successful. On the contrary, it takes away your strength, joy, clarity and vision. In essence, it saps your battery of the energy you need to do what God calls you to do. So be responsible, but don’t worry. You don’t have time for that!