A person’s daily concerns say a lot about them. Find a man who cares what others think of his social standing and you have found an unhappy soul. He will either be borrowing money to speed his image along, or he will work night and day to lift himself above his peers. Either way, he will be consumed with the concerns of consumerism, unable to find peace, and much to be pitied.
God cannot force you to give up your worldly concerns. Preachers can preach that “Seeking first the Kingdom of God” is the only true cure for your daily life-needs, but if you prefer to be deaf to it, then deaf to it you will be.
As one who has spent too much of my limited lifespan worrying about things that I shouldn’t have wasted my time on, I pray that God redeems some of that time through wisdom gained.
Life is full of troubles and people are full of schemes to get as far away from them as possible. Since we usually carry most of our problems around in our heads, it probably pays to confront them before running from them.
The only spiritual solution to all our daily concerns is to have faith that God knows what he is doing. The day we accept that the concerns of the Lord’s church are the only ones that matter in eternity, is the day that a lot of our meaningless concerns will disappear.
When much of our life is spent helping others to have the comforts of this world at the expense of the eternal comforts of the next, we really have something to be concerned about.
We do best to join Paul in his concerns:
“Apart from such external things, there is the daily pressure on me of concern for all the churches” (2 Corinthians 11:28).