Worry comes often from putting ourselves before God, our own priorities before Jesus teaching on the Kingdom. Jesus solution, as we discussed last week, is to work towards His Kingdom and let Him control yours. What does that mean?
Often the best way to stop fixating on ourselves is to work towards the good of others. As we serve others and work towards being God’s light here and now, it is impossible to fixate on our own problems. Most often in my own life it is when I stop serving myself and instead think about others that I control my desire to WORRY about the outcomes of my current situations. How? It comes down to FOCUS. The human eye can’t focus on two different things in opposite areas at once. Quite literally, your eye focuses on what you are looking at. If you find yourself continuing to worry and fixate on your current situations, Jesus has an answer. FOCUS ON ME, and I will work through You. He says in the Sermon on the Mount, “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”
A great video we showed at church 2 weeks ago shows this concept of focusing on the one thing (JESUS or in the video’s case THE SON) and letting the outcomes flow from that. This isn’t easy teaching to swallow because we like to be Lords of our inner Kingdom…but the prescription for worry here is that God wants us to focus on His Kingdom and let Him worry about our future. This is the way to live in the present, be here now, and slowly your worries can dissipate. Enjoy the video!