Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? 6:26 Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? 6:27 And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? 6:28 Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. 6:29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 6:30 And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith? 6:31 So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’
Most of you know me as Courtney’s little brother Colin. Well this is true I do happen to be her little brother. I am ten years younger and am the youngest of our awesome family shown above. Yeah we look pretty good. I was asked to write today about something that is important to me. Well the bible verse I chose for this writing is my favorite and something I try to live by every day. You see, because I am the youngest, growing up I felt a lot of pressure put on by myself to be as good if not better than the rest of my family. The only problem was, I was nothing like the rest of my family. My brothers and sister all being incredibly smart and great people set high standards for me coming up behind them. Growing up and going through school I did everything I could to look on the outside as perfect because in my eyes my family was in fact perfect. I tried to be someone that people could look at and think I had it all together. With this came a lot of anxiety as I went through out my days. I played sports and was nervous every day thinking there was something that would show my weakness on the playing field. As you can see on the left side of the picture, I am not the most athletic body type like the two handsome fellows to the right. I would go in front of people and was nervous I wouldn’t look good for our very public family. Everything I did, I worried about being something I had no control of. I would constantly worry about how I looked and how I performed on anything. Why worry about what you can’t change right? Wrong. I worried constantly about anything thinking I could change it.
As I am growing and still learning, I realize I am my own person. All of my siblings are very different, and that is awesome. I am growing to see that we all have our strengths and I am me. I play music and love to edit and create video projects. I would not have realized that my passions and creativeness provided by God were given to me to be different and be my own person if it wasn’t for the idea of not worrying. I have to constantly stop and think that everything will be okay and God will control it all. Without worrying about what other people perceive me as, gives me the ability to be me. Without worry I am able to be excellent in my own abilities and gifts. Why worry about what you can’t control right? Live life and do everything to the best of your ability your own way.
I am me and why worry about it?
Let your worries go and you will succeed.