Don’t Let Worry Fill Your Work

Audio / Produced by The High Calling


Imagine a dense fog blanketing seven city blocks to a depth of one hundred feet. All that fog condensed, scientists say, fills one single water tumbler. And there's a picture of worry: in the heat of fear and anxiety, a half glass of worry expands to cloud everything in our vision.

Someone has estimated that 40 percent of our worries never occur . . . 30 percent are already past . . . 12 percent are needless health concerns . . . 10 percent are petty. Only 8 percent of our worries deserve our attention.

This is Howard Butt, Jr., of Laity Lodge. Don't wander in the fog of the 92-percent-needless worry . . . and miss the 8 percent worth your trouble. It's the high calling of our daily work.

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

(Matt. 6:33-34)

Originally aired in 2007.