As I read, “Take no thought for your life.” I thought, “Take NO thought?” I thought, “I know the Bible, I love the Lord, pray, study, and serve.” Then I thought of all my writings and ministries these many years. I thought, “I wish I could say that I never had thoughts of life, but I cannot.” I have to be honest, I take thoughts of things I should have no thoughts about. “Don’t even think about it – but I do.” I also realize I have the right to remain silent, but I cannot. I thought, no thought means none, nada, zero, nil and zilch. But I take thoughts of fears, fretting and frustration. Why? It is human to err, exaggerate, excuse, elaborate, exasperate, evoke, and exclaim. It seems we come into this world crying, consuming, and complaining, and it seems we go out the same way. We have faults and frailties. Negative is natural, and positive is unnatural. No one is taught anger, rudeness, envy, temper, lying or selfishness. Why? Because we are natural-born sinners (Rom. 5:12).
The solution is to read the rest of the story. “Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat… drink… what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?” (Matt.6:25; Luke 12:22). Solution: Rethink your thoughts! “Behold (think on it) the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment (clothes)?” Solution: Rethink your thoughts! “Consider (mediate on) the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed (dressed) like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field… shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?” (Matt. 6:26-30). Solution: Rethink your thoughts! “(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day (yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is always one day away) is the evil thereof” (Matt. 6:32-34). Solution: Don’t count days, but make days count. Don’t just live a life full of days but live days full of life!
Good News! You can only think one thought at a time! So rethink your thoughts. Stop Thinking – Start Trusting! The conclusion and solution is take no (negative) thoughts for your life – Don’t even think about it!