Is Money Creating Anxiety & Separating You From God?

It is often too easy to let the cares of the world consume our day.  We become entangled in ropes of anxiety, and the more we struggle, the more tied up we become.  This can happen to anyone, young or old, rich or poor, male or female.  The source of the anxiety will differ among people, but the results are the same: distraction, frustration, nervousness, loss of focus, and loss of motivation. Anxiety is a form of temptation.  It is a way of making us lose focus on what needs to be done.  There are many forms that temptation can take.  It is anything that takes our mind and spirit away from God.  When Jesus said, “No one can serve two masters,” he meant many things.  One interpretation is that he meant that you cannot serve anything else if you want to truly serve God.  This means that if anything consumes an unhealthy amount of your time, then it separates you from God.  If worry and anxiety consume you, then they have become a wall between you and God.  They will cause you to be unsuccessful, frustrated, and depressed.  As we contemplate these things, let’s remember Matthew 6: 21-34.  This is where Jesus gives us advice about how to approach our worries.  According to Matthew, Jesus said, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”  Therefore, when we find ourselves in the clutches of anxiety, let’s do our best to turn our worries over to God.  We must try to break down the walls that separate us from Him, and in so doing we will strengthen ourselves on our way to financial freedom.

 

Matthew 6: 31-34

31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”

 

 

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