Therefore I say unto you, take no thought. Matthew 6:25
When Jesus said "take no thought" in Matthew 6:25 it was not a suggestion but a commandment! God does not want us to worry because first, the more we think about something the more it grows. We were never designed by God to carry the weight of worry and stress. Worry is a trick of the enemy that causes our attention to be diverted away from God. The word "thought" as used in Matthew 6:25 comes from the Greek root word "meros" meaning (to get as a section or allotment) or division or share. The enemy uses worry to "get a section" of our mind so that we are ineffective in fulfilling God's purpose and plan for our lives. The enemy knows whoever controls your mind controls your life! We tend to go in the direction of our most dominant thoughts. The second reason God does not want us to worry is because what we worry about we tend to attract. Essentially, the very thing we do not want to happen ends up coming to pass in our lives. Consequently, we have to take no thought or not worry. We take no thought by casting down negative thoughts (2 Corinthians 10:5) that do not line up with God's Word or not meditating on them. When we find ourselves dwelling on negative thoughts we must focus on the positive. We focus on the positive by meditating on things that are pure, lovely, and of good report (Philippians 4:8). Finally, we must learn to be thankful in order not to meditate on negative thoughts. As we focus on what is pure, lovely, and good, we will be more thankful!