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What are you worried for?

December 21, 2016

 

Worry, honestly, ask yourself. What has worrying done for you? What have you gained from it?


I literally spent the most of my early Christian walk in worry. I used to worry about what people thought of me, opening my post was a nervous procedure of what bills may come through. The worst case scenario had to be carefully thought through. I was a deep worrier and thinker, and my lack of knowing the word of God was to blame for that. Our mind is a battlefield and it is so important that the Word of God has centre place to help us filter our thoughts to make sure they are in line with the word of God (2 Cor 10:5).


Jesus himself asked “can your worries add hours to your life?” Matthew 6:27 – In fact, note here worry does not add hours, it literally robs you of hours of your time, even your night which you should be sleeping peacefully as a baby.


Knowing the word of God is key and crucial for any Christian to live a successful and fruitful life. As you open the word of God, He will speak to you and help strengthen you to be the strong man/woman of God He intended you to be.


Note, as Jesus spoke in Matthew 6 about worrying, it came after the ‘Model Prayer’ where Jesus emphasised on our communication with God; Prayer.


I really love Philippians 4. Paul here tells us, do not worry, be anxious, troubled, bothered, hindered by anything but in everything, pray. I literally read this as ‘pra