What would our lives look like if we sold out to God completely instead of just going through the motions?
You and I would experience the kind of life that Christ lived. It’s not a made up life; it’s a real life. The life God intends for us to have where we would experience His power working in and through us.
We’d experience His Presence, His wonder working miracles, real change, newness of life, and lasting love, peace, and joy. In fact, we’d give testimony that all of God’s promises are a “yes” and “amen” in our lives.
You see friend, anxiety and fear can keep us up at night and shut us down during the day. Worry disturbs our thoughts; it decreases our productivity because fretfulness wastes time and energy. Relationships suffer and anxiety contributes to a host of health problems. Mostly when we fear, it’s an indication that we have a lack of trust in God.
The good news is this. We don’t have to allow these destructive emotions to control our lives. Even when we experience painful circumstances, we can also experience peace in the midst of them.
First, we have to think right. Our thoughts directly affect how anxious we feel. Take those thoughts captive or they will take you captive! Phil 4:8 encourages us to think only on what is lovely, good, and praise worthy. It says to think on these things.
Secondly, we must pray right. One thing fear does is expose the truth—we’re not really in control of anything. Something we can do is pray and cry out to God with our troubles. Phil 4:6 tells us to pray in all circumstances and situations. Prayer works. It’s where our fears and anxieties are smoothed away.
Finally, you and I must live right. Many mask their fears with drugs, alcohol, work or some other distraction. These people live with apprehension about their future both now and eternally.
Commit your worries to God. Determine to meditate on His truth instead of your problem. Surrender a new to Him and allow God to fill your life with His promised Presence. He will give you the grace to overcome your fear. Yes, you may still experience heartache and difficulties in this world, but with God you can be victorious when you decided to say, “God this is not what I planned. I don’t like it, but I’m going to trust you in it.” If you can say that, peace will you rule your heart.