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Trivial pursuit?



Trivial pursuit? Anxiety. The way things are these days, anxiety seems to be a real problem. There are important things going on in life that we do need to pay attention to. It’s just that if we spend nearly all of our time worrying about the inconsequential, we won’t have time to focus on things of consequence that God DOES want us to be concerned about.


Think about it. Did you know, however, that an average person’s anxiety is focused on: 40%– these are things that will never happen, 30% – these are things about the past that can’t be changed, 12% – criticism from others, 10% – health and, 8% – about real problems that will be faced?


God’s Word tells us: “Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?” (1 Cor. 6:2).


When we are wrapped up in ourselves, we tend to miss what’s important. The key to knowing what is worth concern and what isn’t is this: does it concern me here or in heaven? If in heaven, be concerned; if on earth, let God worry about it. He can handle the trivial just fine all by Himself.


We pray: “Heavenly Father, thank you for your promise and gift of peace. You have trampled the enemy under your feet. Help me not to be afraid. Help me trust and rest in you at all times, regardless of what my feelings try to convince me to think. In Jesus name. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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Trivial pursuit?



Trivial pursuit? Anxiety. The way things are these days, anxiety seems to be a real problem. There are important things going on in life that we do need to pay attention to. It’s just that if we spend nearly all of our time worrying about the inconsequential, we won’t have time to focus on things of consequence that God DOES want us to be concerned about.


Think about it. Did you know, however, that an average person’s anxiety is focused on: 40%– these are things that will never happen, 30% – these are things about the past that can’t be changed, 12% – criticism from others, 10% – health and, 8% – about real problems that will be faced?


God’s Word tells us: “Or do you not know that the Lord’s people will judge the world? And if you are to judge the world, are you not competent to judge trivial cases?” (1 Cor. 6:2).


When we are wrapped up in ourselves, we tend to miss what’s important. The key to knowing what is worth concern and what isn’t is this: does it concern me here or in heaven? If in heaven, be concerned; if on earth, let God worry about it. He can handle the trivial just fine all by Himself.


We pray: “Heavenly Father, thank you for your promise and gift of peace. You have trampled the enemy under your feet. Help me not to be afraid. Help me trust and rest in you at all times, regardless of what my feelings try to convince me to think. In Jesus name. Amen.”


“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:34)

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