Or should I say, “Hakuna Matatta”? Many of us have seen the Disney movie, “Lion King”. One of the most popular songs in that movie is the song, “Hakuna Matatta” (not sure of the spelling). As I remember Timon and Pumba singing it the lyrics say that the words Hakuna Matatta mean “no worries, for the rest of your days…It’s a problem free…philosophy… I’m not so sure about the “problem free” part; we are never promised a problem free life but we are offered a worry free life. According to the word of God, the phrase “no worries” can apply to your life and my life. In Matthew 6:25-34, we read a portion of Jesus’ sermon on the mount and he says, “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink…”. The choice we face is what Henry Blackaby refers to as a “crisis of belief”. Will we believe what Jesus says or will we figure out ways in which His words don’t really apply to our situation and circumstances?
There are many ways to “break down” this section of scripture but ultimately how worry impacts your life is a choice that you make. Will you take Jesus’ words to heart? Do you think you can live a life without worry? Practically speaking, all of us will fall short of the “worry-free” life; however, if we take the words of Jesus seriously, we can eliminate the devastating effect that worry and unhealthy stress can have on our lives. So whether you take the lesson from a warthog and a meerkat or the person of Jesus (I’m voting for Jesus…) live a worry free life!