I follow a select number of people through the phenomenon known as Twitter. Ranging from Pastors, Missional Teachers, Friends, Commentators, and one actor. That one actor I started to follow after watching an interview with Conan, and I’m not 100% sure why! It may have been because he is okay with being who he is. He’s okay with having a beard that looks like it may be a home for the twitter bird. Jim Carrey, often times hilarious, occasionally offensive and sporadically calm. His smile is recognizable, and while I’ve never met him, I think he would be crazy fun to hang out with.
A few days ago he posted a tweet that grabbed my attention. RT @jimcarrey: We suffer way too much from sh*t that never happens! ‘get ready to be ok’! ;^)
Maybe it was the shi*t that caught my attention, but it got me thinking!
Jesus says in Matthews record (chapter 6:25-27)“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ?
When talking about people who come into contact with the Kingdom of God and truth, Jesus says in Luke 8, “The seed that fell among thorns stands for those who hear, but as they go on their way they are choked by life’s worries, riches and pleasures, and they do not mature.”
I’ve found that many times I suffer from my perceptions of what others possible perceptions of me. Stress seems to find an open door into my life through worrying too much about the future- allowing stress to affect me before it needs to. Sort of like Jesus warned his disciples in Luke 21:14.
So I’m trying to live my life without worry. Without overwhelming my mind and thoughts with “what if’s”. It’s hard to retrain myself, but I gotta know that I’m “gonna be ok.” Not really because Jim Carrey tells me so, but because I find Jesus speaking his peace into my life. It’s time to stop suffering “way too much from shit that never happens!”