Cares and worries are weights that Christians don’t have to carry. It is possible to get to a place where we can say “I really don’t care” to all of life’s burdens. That statement in and of itself can sound strange, irresponsible and selfish. But in actuality, to “not care”…to be free from cares, can be a great thing!
As a Christian, it’s the most responsible and obedient thing you can do. Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying that you should shirk your responsibilities and live a life that’s reckless. I’m talking primarily about being free from cares and worries that attack our minds and are contrary to God’s Word. An example of this would be cares concerning our health.
The bible says that we are healed by the stripes Jesus bore on the cross (1 Peter 2:24). So when the pain in my kidney area causes my mind to worry, I have the right to take those negative thoughts captive by speaking God’s Word concerning what Jesus did on the cross to provide health for my body…which includes whatever is causing the immediate pain in my kidney area. THIS DOES NOT MEAN THAT I SHOULD NOT SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION OR TAKE MEDICATION IF I NEED TO!
To worry is to project thoughts and feelings of fear and doubt on to future events.
To worry is to project thoughts and feelings of fear and doubt on to future events. God clearly tells us the types of thoughts we should be occupying our minds with in Philippians 4:8-9. Contrary to popular opinion your thoughts can be controlled. It takes practice and a deliberate effort on your part, but you can take control of your mind.
Allow God’s Word to rule over your Cares and Worries
Did you know that it’s impossible to think a negative thought and speak positive words at the same time? When negative, worrying thoughts come, learn to speak God’s Word concerning the situation that concerns you. When you train your mind to think and get in line with God’s Word, those thoughts will enter your heart and once you begin to think with your heart, you will see those thoughts come to pass in your life, for as a man thinks in his heart, so is he.