Former New York Yankee and two-time World Series Champion, Mickey Rivers, shared his philosophy of life in a newspaper interview many years ago. Rivers said, “Ain’t no sense worryin’ about things you got control over because if you got control over them, ain’t no sense worryin’. And there ain’t no sense worryin’ about things you got no control over either, because if you got no control over them, ain’t no sense worryin’.”
If Mickey Rivers truly lives by this statement, he must live a carefree life! And I hope he does. Because the truth is, most of us have a hard time conquering worry. We worry about our kids. We worry about our jobs. We worry about our health. We worry about terrorism. We worry about the weather. We worry about finances. We worry about making our spouse happy. We worry about what President Trump might tweet next. We worry about whether we’ve worried enough. We worry about a coming apocalypse. We worry about all kinds of things!
Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.
In his own way, Jesus said, “Ain’t no sense worryin’.” In his famous Sermon on the Mount, Jesus spoke about worry. If God provides for the birds of the air, will he not provide for you? If God clothes the earth with beautiful lilies, will he not clothe you? Can anyone add a single hour to his life by worrying?
“Don’t be anxious about what you shall eat or what you shall drink or what you shall wear, Jesus taught. Your heavenly Father knows you need these things. Instead, be anxious to seek the Lord. Seek His kingdom and His righteousness first and foremost and all these other things will be added to your life.”
I know. I know. It’s easier said than done. But I can attest to the fact that when my focus is on seeking Christ first, my worries aren’t nearly as burdensome. Let me encourage you to make your primary objective seeking the Lord and living the kind of life that He desires of you, and you will be able to say, “Ain’t no sense worryin’.”