He somehow finds his way in your home, even though he has not been invited. At times he’s a stranger, but other times a familiar friend. You want him to leave but have a hard time gathering up enough courage to ask him to. You try to ignore him, but his persistent and constant voice continues until you sit down and have a conversation with him. Strangely enough, he only visits when things aren’t going so good. You never see him when the sun is shining, and life is great. And the more he visits, the longer he stays.
Who is this unexpected houseguest? His name is “WORRY, ” and he has been in all of our homes. Perhaps he is living in yours right now. Maybe you fell asleep talking to him last night or woke up and had breakfast with him this morning. He will never leave on his own. He wants to stay so long that you will eventually invite him to move in or just get so comfortable with him there, he just takes residence. He will bring you down emotionally, put pressure on your marriage and family, affect your performance at work, and keep you from praying and going to church.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? Matthew 6:25-27
You have an important decision to make today. Stand firm and look “WORRY” in the face…do not ask him to leave, don’t give him a thirty-day notice, and do not allow him to negotiate with you. Let him know; he doesn’t have a choice; HE HAS TO GO!!! Also, remind him that he is not welcome back ever again!!!