“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” – Jesus (Matthew 6:34)
There is a difference between planning for tomorrow and worrying about tomorrow. Careful planning can help you maximize your time and can actually help you not to worry. Worrying really doesn’t help you in any way and can actually cripple you emotionally.
Most of us know worrying isn’t productive, yet we still struggle with it. So what is the Biblical antidote to worry?
The best way not to worry is to be present to God. It’s simple math–when you are focused on Him, there is less time focused on yourself. When you are not focused on yourself and your ability or inability to perform, you worry less.
Spend some time confessing your worries to God. Ask Him to show you where He is working in your life. Take a minute to stop and listen to His answer. Write down whatever thoughts come to mind. Now go and join in on what God is doing!