Caught Up! By Andrew Lacy

When at work, I notice that some of the employee’s easily give into the wrong thought pattern. It is easy to think the worse, I know that from experience. He/she are out to get me, they are not doing their job, they are stealing, they’re not what they say they are. Parents worry about their children, what are they doing, who are they with, what are they eating, do they have money, are they safe. Worry is like cancer it spreads quickly and engulfs us. Worry can cause issue with your health as your stress levels rise.

Giving in to wrong thinking or worry is never a good thing for us we lose sight of the many blessing and happy moments that are all around us. Employee’s we might not be thinking the best of are a lot times misunderstood by us. We only see part of the picture and easily could be missing the larger picture of what is really going on. It can be easy to get caught up on wrong thinking because of jealousy. Maybe we don’t even realize that we are jealous. Family members worry about other family members because of not knowing what is going on in their lives. Sometimes this is because parents and siblings need to learn to let go. As we grow our relationships need to grow and evolve.

As we look in scripture we seen that we need to look at things differently and not get CAUGHT UP in wrong thought patterns and worrying. (1 Peter 4:4 – Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you) As we get CAUGHT UP in wrong thinking patterns of coworkers it becomes easy to say un kind or un truthful things about them. If we don’t see the bigger picture than what we think would not be truthful, right. Also as we are in wrong thinking patterns of our coworkers we can start thinking of ourselves that we are better than they are. God speaks to us on this in Romans and Galatians. (Rom 12:3 – For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.), (Gal 6:3 – For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.) Families worry about each other getting themselves CAUGHT UP in worrying. Instead of worrying we need to trust and have faith in God and His protection and provision from all things. We see how true this is in Ephesians. (Eph 3:20 – Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us) God can do exceedingly more than we can even think. So wouldn’t it be wise to put our trust in God and not get CAUGHT UP in wrong thought patterns and worries? I would say trusting God is the best way to go!

Eph 3:21 – Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

About Andrew Lacy
Andrew is a 2006 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center 2 year program and Rhema School of Pastoral Ministry in 2007. Previously worked for John 3:16 Mission in Tulsa, OK and currently works for City Union Mission in Kansas City, MO as a Thrift Store Manager and Work Therapy Supervisor. Andrew’s ministry is to the Men, women and families that the mission serves threw it’s many outreaches.

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One Response to Caught Up! By Andrew Lacy

  1. Good article! I agree that worrying is a waste of time and not thinking the way God intended, therefore taking blessings right out from under us. Thank you Andrew Lacy for the reminder to not get “caught up”!

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