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The Worry…

07 Apr

Why do we worry so much…

A worries that she doesn’t have a child…
B worries that her pregnancy will miscarry…
C worries that she’s the only one of her friends not married…
D worries that he won’t get the job…
E worries that she won’t find a boyfriend…
F worries that someone will find out he has HIV…
G worries that he is gonna get fired…
H worries that he’ll always be broke…
I worries that she’ll never be good enough…
J worries that he’s gonna be a failure…
K worries that his past will catch up with him…
L worries that his boss will discover he was telling a lie…
M worries that the cancer is spreading…
N worries that he has no sustainable income…
O worries that she’ll be stuck in mediocrity…
P worries that her man will be unfaithful…
Q worries that her mother in law will hate her…
R worries that he’ll be robbed or kidnapped…
S worries that his father’s relatives in the village will jazz him…
T worries that an enemy lurks somewhere waiting to strike…
U worries that her blood pressure is not coming down despite the drugs…
V worries that he’ll never measure up to society’s definition of success…
W worries that she’s too fat…
X worries that his wife will find out his secret…
Y worries that he won’t get that promotion…
Z worries that her worries will become her reality…

A minute passes, then two, then a whole day but the worrying continues forgetting to thank the Lord that we have one more breath, that we can hold on to life because with life comes hope.
Every day, more than 350,000 babies are born and more than 140,000 people die world wide. We’ve heard countless stories of the man who slumped or the woman who died in her sleep or the young boy who got hit by a truck or the young girl who got used for rituals. Death is constantly lurking in the shadows, waiting for God to give the word and Poof!!! – another bites the dust!

So why worry?
Can worrying actually add an hour to your life or turn one strand of your hair from black to white?
Worrying robs you of gratitude,
It tramples on your faith,
It makes you despondent.
When you look back at all the things you ever worried about, did the worrying help? Could you positively say thank God I worried?

Dead men don’t worry about money,
Dead men don’t worry about getting married or having children,
Dead men don’t worry about being successful,
Dead men don’t worry about a thing in the world.
They are dead remember?
When time fades away, all that really matters is the state of your heart and the mark you left on this earth.
What will you be remembered for?
Who will you be remembered as?
Will people be able to say ‘he touched the life of every one he met?’
No wonder they say the good ones die first. God is eternally merciful. If you are still around it isn’t because you are better than those who’ve died or because you are meant to be some great guru. It could just be a chance to set your life straight and live right by God because at the end of the day where you’ll spend eternity is more important than how successful you end up.

Every minute we remain on this earth is a minute we need to account for. Are you living your life like you have forever and a day?
Live every moment like it was your last because really we can never tell when it will be our last…

Here’s a pretty famous chapter (Ecclesiastes 3:1-11a) to ponder on when you are considering the concept of time. Sometimes it is time!!!

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?
*verse 9 made me pause, really what do we gain for working 9-5 Monday to Friday for all the productive years of our lives? Many people pass on without having really lived or even fulfilled their purpose or used their talents because they had a ‘job’… 😦

10 I have seen the travails, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time:
*And when worry wants to get the better of you, remember that He has made every thing absolutely super duper beautiful in His time and God is never ever late!

Make each moment count…

Rest in peace my dear friend, colleague and brother Emmanuel. The good ones truly go first.

Have a good week Chutzpah fam…

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3 Comments

Posted by on April 7, 2013 in #TeamJesus

 

3 responses to “The Worry…

  1. Abi

    April 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Emmanuel touched my life. He was kind and good. I will so miss him. Can’t believe he’s gone. I know he is in heaven with God. May his soul rest in peace.

     
  2. kemi

    April 8, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Lovely post…just the right thing I needed to hear.thnx Doc

     
  3. D Truth Uncensored (@frediliamomodu)

    April 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    It’s been a long time…Brilliant post darling! My quotes on worrying
    Worrying is just a pure waste of time. It does nothing but make you desperate and afraid. Fredilia Momodu
    Plan, pray, work hard, believe but do not worry. Fredilia Momodu

     

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