I have personally experienced Proverbs 12:25 in the past few months myself. Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop or we could say, anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down.
Many people die from worry rather than from work. More people worry than work! There is more to life than work. Your career is not the almighty in your life, more important than anything else. God intends for life to be enjoyed, not merely endured. We often get so busy! We are so busy making a living we don’t really live, we don’t have time to make a life.
The antidote to this “sickness” is that you need to lighten up your attitude.
I read about a guy who was late for a meeting. He got to the building and there was not any parking. He pulled into a red zone, knowing it was wrong and quickly scribbled a note and put it on the windshield: “I know it’s a red zone, but I’m in a hurry. It is an emergency. I promise I will only be here 15 minutes.”
He ran upstairs, up to the top floor, made his presentation in the meeting, ran back down, and looked at his watch and thought, “Twelve minutes! I made it!” When he got out, there was a ticket on the windshield and a note from the police officer that said, “Take your time.”
We have to lighten up. Proverbs 14:30 is one of my life verses. In the Bible it says, “A sound heart is the life of the flesh.” Lighten up and quit worrying, stressing out.