Are You A Worrier, Too?

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And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Matthew 6:27

When I was in grad school, I took an assessment designed to help us determine a persons primary value system. What motivated them?

Things like power, money, fame, love were on the list. I wasn't terribly surprised to find my result was comfort and safety. I've always craved feeling safe, and feeling unsafe scares me, which is why my challenges can frighten me so. I don't feel safe. 

My natural tendency is to worry. 

Realizing that worry can change nothing was kind of an eye-opener. Worry seemed to be the appropriate response to many situations. And in this verse, Jesus quite plainly tells us of its futility. 

It can be a hard habit to break.

Grad school also taught me that if we were going to try to have a client change their motivating life value, something had to be put in its place - the whole nature abhors a vacuum thing. 

How comforting to realize that, rather than worry, I can seek the only one who wii keep me safe forever. 

This little lamb so desperately needs her shepherd. 

And how grateful she is that He is always close at hand, guiding the way - leading her away from worry and toward safety.

My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.  And I will give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of my hand.  John 6: 27-28

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