What do you do to counteract anxiety in order to concentrate on the kingdom?
In order to join God in Heaven, the most important thing in your life, mind, emotions and whole being must become your Love of your Father in Heaven and your desire to join him there. God wants us to seek healthy thoughts and motives, not just healthy food and exercise.
(Matthew 15:10)”For from his heart come the evil ideas which lead him to kill, commit adultery and do other immoral things; to rob, lie, and slander others.”
What would stimulate your memory of God’s mercy?
We must root out these evil ideas and replace them with holy ideas. This means that you must work as hard as you can to develop this Love and desire. It means that you must change your basic desires, needs, thoughts, and actions to reflect this highest priority. It means that you must adjust your life from Now and Me; to the Future and Him along with His Family.
If we change our orientation to joining Good in Heaven; we will want to do every thing that will help us get there, and stop doing things that will hinder us. Failing to follow the training rules God has provided us, will hinder us. Therefore we must follow his training rules just as an athlete or a person on a diet? These rules are their to help us, not to restrict us; they provide the guidance to perform within the training plan. These same rules also guide us to be better human family members and therefore people who are interesting and happy individuals who other people would like to know. We become “models” for others to follow. Others will want to know how we do it and how they can become the same, “God’s light to the world.”
Failure to follow the training rules (better know as “Sins”) hurt us and can cause us to not make our objective, These failures hurt God because he loves us and wants to see us join him. God is a proud father, of his creation, with special emphasis on “His Children.” The pain we cause our Father’s pride, cannot be measured in earth’s terms, when we do something that does not add to our “Glory” as his Child. God is such like a “Coach” who we hurt by not following his plan; therefore we must tell him we are sorry and we are going to try hard to follow his plan.