The truth about fog

April 27, 2011 — Leave a comment

Purnell Bailey said, “Worry is like fog.”  It sure doesn’t take much worry to block out your vision.  Worry is something that we as humans are prone to do.  Mainly, because we are trained to listen to the devils greatest sermon … ‘What If?’  And just a little worry goes a long way.

Mark 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.  Each day has enough trouble of its own.  (NIV)

In this passage, Jesus addresses the issue of worry.  Basically, there is no point in worrying about tomorrow because there isn’t a thing you can do about tomorrow until you actually get to tomorrow.  Keep your focus on present matters and tomorrow will take care of itself.

The Bureau of Standards in Washington tells us that a dense fog covering seven city blocks, one hundred feet deep, is comprised of something less than one glass of water.  But that amount of water is divided into 60,000,000 tiny drops.  That isn’t a lot of water, but it can block out all vision.

Worry does the same thing.  It doesn’t take much worry to block your vision.  Uncontrolled, worry has the power to take you from risking things for God, to playing it safe.  Plans are altered to reflect a more defensive posture.  Aggression is aborted.  Vision lost.

All the while that simple sermon from the devil is playing over and over in our heads.  What if?  What if the money runs out?  What if the bank says no?  What if the project falls flat?  What if the team doesn’t execute?  What if they say no?  What if the children get sick?  What if?

Why don’t we make a conscious effort to thwart this plan of the devil?  Let us fight worry.  Fight worry with bigger plans.  Fight worry with determination.  Fight worry with trust in God.  Let tomorrow take care of itself.