Mountain Climbing Molehills
“The greatest cause of ulcers is mountain-climbing over molehills.”
The worry has got to stop…it doesn’t help. Worry detracts from any and every possible solution…it never adds value to any situation. Worry is cancerous…meaning, it will eat you up and eventually kill you from the inside-out. It is a cycle, that for many, is out of control…viciously dictating the quality of their life. Stop the madness!
We, as a society, have become professional Mountain Climbers of Molehills. We take things that may need attention and turn them into a crisis situation in which worry and stress dictate the outcome. Many people wake up worried, get ready for their day worried, execute their tasks worried, unwind worried, and go to bed worried…worried about how they will repeat it all over again. People live in a habitual state of worry…it’s like they strap on their mountain climbing gear and keep it on so they can “Climb another Mountain”.
This quote says a lot about your worry:
“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
“And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?
“So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” -Jesus Christ / Son of God, Prophet, King, Redeemer
In essence…the idea is…DON’T WORRY! Worry is an indication of a faith deficiency…that’s what Jesus said, in the midst of His dissertation of why not to worry, He clearly proposes a question directly connected to the idea…“Why do you have so little faith?”
I want to suggest a couple of ideas to kill the worry instead of the worry killing you.
1. Read your Bible (if you don’t own one…buy one…or download one for free here) If worry is a faith deficiency, which it is, then building your faith can help to diminish if not eliminate your worry. Romans 10:17 tells us; “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”
2. Read inspirational materials (books, blogs like this one, articles) We live in such an information age…there are so many tools available to help us overcome anything. Tools are no good in the tool shed…you gotta break them out and apply them. A good book that I am reading and I highly recommend is; “Today We Are Rich” by Tim Sanders…you can purchase it here.
3. Listen to inspirational materials (sermons, podcasts, music) Eliminate the worrisome media outlets…or at least minimize their effect. An occasional candy bar won’t kill ya…but a steady diet of candy bars more than likely will. Flip your mind diet…fill it with inspirational materials. Here is a message a good friend of mine, Pastor Israel Campbell, just ministered on “Worry Free Christianity”…take 50 minutes and listen:
God bless you!