Donâ€™t Worry, Be HappyPaper Rating: Word Count: 1152 Approx Pages: 5
Why do we strive for perfection? Why do we overanalyze situations in our heads? Why do we worry? Jesus once asked if anyone could add an hour to their lives with worry by saying, "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? (Matthew 6:27). The answer is no. There is no evidence that worry extends our life, in fact all the evidence points to anxiety and worry as dangerous poisons. God has made a world in which flowers grow and die and birds, fish, and mammals get eaten by others. There are no signs that lead us to believe that flowers and fish have any worries. Humans are going to die sooner or later, so we might as well accept death and not fear. Rather than worry about trying to extend our life, we should look to God with thanksgiving and enjoy the life that he has given. Worrying is easy to do because there are so many things that are possible to worry about. We worry about emotions, material possessions, life's wants, and life's necessities. Every day, from the moment we wake up until the moment we fall asleep, our lives are full of worry.
We make decisions based on our worries. For example, we might choose to dress a little nicer because we are worried we might meet someone and no