25 “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 than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 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? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[a]?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
As part of my job I get a beautiful campus that I can take a break here and there for a nice walk. Chicago this time of year is beautiful and I love to take advantage of it. Today I was walking around and started to get a little envious of the life that goes on outside my walls. I saw the birds and the fish doing as they please and I wanted that. I wanted to be able to just go and do whatever I wanted in that moment.
All flowery picturesque moments aside how stupid is that thought. I am so lucky that I am a Human who can make decisions. I get to have impact on this world through the grace of God if I choose to do so. Stress from jobs, friends, school or family just do not matter. God provides. He promises that if you trust Him, He will take care of you as well. Knowing this will make your life peaceful and your impact will reach farther. Remind yourself how beautiful the world is and remember that God treasures you more than the lot of it.