Larry David was a co-creator of the television sitcom, Seinfeld. The success of that show has made David a multimillionaire. His success however didn’t stop his mother from worrying. Larry David said his mother would ask him, even after Seinfeld was the No. 1 show on Television, “Are they going to keep you? Do they think you’re doing a god job?”
She worried about him so much when he was younger that she once wrote to the New York Post’s advice columnist, seeking advice on how to save her youngest son from a life of poverty. After he was wealthy he would book his parents first-class plane tickets to visit him and his mother would downgrade the tickets to coach telling him he needed to keep his money.
Her worry kept her from enjoying his success, and he has taken after her. By his own testimony he worries too much about the future to enjoy the present.
Anxiety, worrying about tomorrow, keeps the Christian from loving God completely today. It messes up our witness for Christ. No one is inspired by a worrier. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell
The Week, February 13, 2015 p. 8
Philippians 4:6 (NKJV) Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;