In less than twenty-four hours the Lord has twice sent me a message talking to me about not worrying. This in addition to the text message a friend of mine sent me a text today saying that God is faithful, He will do what He has promised.
I realize at the start of this new year that there are so many things that I have the potential to worry about, things that are coming ahead, things that I’m bringing with me from last year.
In bringing in the new year with all the potential for worry, I recognize it’s because God loves me that He’s challenging me to step out in a different kind of faith, next level faith.
Even though I may not have the answers today, even though I may not know the exact direction to take today, I know that Christ is leading me. He is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path (PSALM 119:105). He shows me the next steps to take when I need them. Sometimes He illuminates the entire road so I can just drive forward ahead quickly.
I am grateful that He gives me direction. I’m grateful that He preserving me from worry even as He conditions me in the waiting.
Worry is indeed an inroad for Satan to cause all of your fears to come true. The Lord has promised us that He has not given us a spirit of fear but of love power and a sound mind (II TIM. 1:7). He has instructed us to renew our minds daily.
That means we need to meditate on not only His written words but His rhema words, the word He spoke unto us individually. We need to meditate on the personal promises that He has made to us daily. We need to continue to make the choice to stand in faith no matter how things may feel, no matter how they seem.
God is not only your God but He is your Shepherd. He guides. He lays down His life for you and He loves you. As your Daddy-God, because you know that He loves you, you can take the faith in knowing you don’t have to worry along the way.
Look at Him through the lens of faith. Look at Him through love and bring the reflection of the love that He gives to us into every situation. He is faithful.
Another thing to keep in mind is the fact that worry does not benefit us. Some people take on the mindset that worry means that we are being responsibly concerned about our situations. That concept could be further from the truth.
Worry is actually saying, “Father, I don’t trust You. I don’t trust You take care of me I don’t trust that You’re going to give me the direction that I need to do what You’ve placed in my heart to do.” So you think, “Well, if I can’t worry what can I do?” You can faith your way through things.
Faith does not mean that you feel a certain way about a situation. Faith means you’re choosing to believe the truth about the situation and the truth is what your Father God has already told you before you took your first step out in faith in the first place.
So what Has He promised you? What has He placed in your heart to pursue with passion? If He has put it in your heart, don’t worry, walk in faith that He will guide you every step of the way.
~Dream. Imagine. Believe. Do. CONQUER!