Does this mean that our life is constantly at a crossroads? Do we choose constantly between worry and the cares of this world or trust in our relationship with God ( Father Son & Holy Spirit)? I think so.
Recently dealt with someone new to the ways of heaven. They got caught caught up in modifying their behavior to prove they were christian. They were miserable with the inner turmoil and wrestling with desires. Basically they felt like a liar. The people and situations they were dealing with did not deserve the grace , kindness and patience the believed they must give to demonstrate their new faith. Man can never produce what only God can do.
This belief system will never bring peace inside . Only way to peace is spending time with peace Himself, Jesus.
When we spend time in His presence and experience His love for us and the price He paid, we come from a place of inner transformation and not behavior modification from the outside. The ability to choose life comes from inside where your peace is and your source of life. You will begin to welcome that choice like water seeking its own level , very natural.
Spiritual things are only perceived by the spirit inside us . When we connect we tap the river of living water and it flows out from us.