So you say you believe in God…right? Okay, well do you trust Him…really trust Him? If you said yes, then why do you worry…about anything?
Matthew 6:25-33 (The Message – a Biblical translation in modern conversational language.)
If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.
Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.
If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think He’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What if you just relaxed instead of being so preoccupied with “getting,” so you can respond to God’s “giving.” People who don’t know God and the way He works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how He works. So stop worrying! Instead, soak your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Stop worrying. If you do, you’ll quickly discover all your everyday human concerns will be met…perfectly, right on time…His time.
Yes, I know. Stop worrying is easier said than done! And let’s face it anyway. Unless you stop being human, you will worry…at least a little. However, when you radically accept that worrying is nothing more than NOT TRUSTING GOD, you may find it easier to stop worrying the more you seek to trust God in all things! As you do, you will begin to understand the negative power worrying has in taking away from your created intent. Said differently, worrying is a powerful form of goal setting…just in reverse. Think about it. In your own life, you will probably agree that worrying has done very little to contribute constructively to your life AND in fact, has taken much away…time, money, relationships, enjoyment, etc.
The key to stop worrying is simple. HERE IS THAT SENTENCE: Starting now, (As in yes right now!) seek GOD as frequently as you can (even hourly) until actively seeking (trusting) becomes a part of your DNA and you become a chronic GOD SEEKER…and then watch what happens…OH MY!
Your challenge is to recite the following statement 3 times a day or more:
Father God, show me favor. Give me the strength to TRUST YOU COMPLETELY right now and to STOP WORRYING ABOUT ANYTHING! YOU love me and YOU are covering me in ALL things. YOU are growing me God in YOUR will and I commit to SEEK TO PLEASE YOU DAILY as YOU GROW ME INTO MORE! I know YOU HAVE A NEW SEASON of VICTORY in store for me just ahead…and I will do MY part to make it through. God I love YOU so very much and I trust YOU, YOUR TIMING AND YOUR PLAN FOR ME!
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