There is a lot going on today in our world .
Things that makes it almost impossible not to worry. But ,with the help of the Holy Spirit, you will learn the secret to a life without worrying today.
WHAT MAKES US WORRY.
There is so much in our daily lives that make us worry.We worry about our health,our families and our relationships. What about how to pay bills.
We even worry about the future.
like how we will take care of ourselves when we are old.!
Even as you are reading this post,it is possible there is something you are worried about.
Could be how to get a new job,or how to pay your rent or even the children’s school fees.It could be a private worry like when will God bless you with a life partner or the fruit of the womb.
The point is,there is always something that will happen in our lives to cause us to worry!
But I pray that by the time you go through this blog post ,you will not worry about anything in your life any more.
I don’t care what it is that is causing you to worry. As a christian, it is possible to live without worrying in today’s world .I know you may be saying in your mind that it is easier said than done.
I used to say that until I understood how not to worry.And that is exactly what I want to teach you.But first:
WHAT EXACTLY IS WORRY
According to webster dictionary, Worry is defined as
“mental distress or agitation resulting from concern usually for something impending or anticipated .
An instance or occurrence of such distress or agitation”
WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT WORRYING
25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor(F) was dressed like one of these.
34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Three times God commands us in this chapter not to worry.
Whenever God says “Do not do a particular thing”,it is automatically a direct commandment from God.
Simple put,worrying, is breaking God’s commandment that says “do not worry “!.And therefore in God’s perspective, to worry is to sin.
If something is a comand from God and you disobey it,it is called Sin.
HOW DO WE LOOK AT WORRY?
I know you would want to jump to the part on how not to worry.But I will advise you to be patient and read through step by step.It will help you to do what it will take to stop worrying.
Most times,we do not look at worry as Sin.Most people see it as a natural habit.We tend to see worry as a legitimate thing to do considering the circumstances we are facing at the time.
And most times we can’t seem to help it.
It just keeps showing up in our minds.
WHAT IS REALLY THE ROOT CAUSE OF WORRY.
To be able to solve any matter in this world is to tackle it from the root.
I have listed the things that cause us to worry. But to be able to stop worrying, we need to know why these external happenings around us trigger this thing called worry.
We need to get to the root of the problem.
When you deal with the root,worrying stops automatically. Jesus himself shows us four root causes of worry.
These root causes,are between Mathew 6 22-33
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.
Meaning.Focusing on the wrong thing or paying attention to the wrong thing can generate worry
2.Serving two Masters.Matthew 6 vs24.
3.Unbelieve due to little faith.Matthew 6vs 30b
4.Continually Speaking out your worry. Mathew 6 vs31.
PRACTICAL STEPS TO TAKE TO STOP WORRYING
1.Focus on only God as your source.
Every other source of earnings is a resource. This involves a mental shift.It is something you need to do purposely. Stop looking at your limited resources to solve problems. Look unto the Lord our God to provide other avenues to solve any problems that arise.
2.Serve God not Money.For most of us,money has been our master for years .Most times without us even realising it!.
You serve God when you ask him to guide you in whatever decision you want to take .And whatever you want to do.
Serving God also means checking your intentions behind every thing you do.
What is actually motivating you to do a particular thing.?
God or money.!
MORE PRACTICAL STEPS TO HELP YOU STOP WORRYING
3.Believing God’s word.
This is probably the greatest root course of worrying. Because when you worry you are simply telling God that he cannot take care of you.
You are showing God that He cannot keep his promises of solving problems that come your way. The greatest problem we have today in our christian walk with God is UNBELIEVE. Yes we are aware of God’s wonderful promises of protection and provision.
But in all honesty do we really believe it?
Do we believe that God can provide for us as He provides for the birds of the air?
Most times we will say yes to those questions.
But our hearts and our actions show otherwise. The only way I was able to deal with unbelief was to actually pray from my heart to God to help me to believe in his words.
This is your starting point.To deal with the Spirit of unbelief.
Ask God to help you believe his promises.
Because the more you believe in God’s promises , the more your faith will increase.and the less you will worry about challenges that come your way in whatever form.
WHAT YOU SAY CAN INCREASE OR DECREASE YOUR WORRY LEVEL
Another way to stop worrying is to stop the worry from showing up in your mouth.
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?The bible says that the power of life and death is in our mouth.
What you say can increase or decrease your worry level.
Most times we tend to magnify our challenges by talking about it.At the same time talking less of Gods words of provision.
The only way to stop worry thoughts showing up in your mouth,is to speak out God’s promising words with your mouth.
It is very natural for worrying thoughts to come into your mind.But you can counter it by speaking God’s words every time the thoughts come.For example when you start to worry about how to pay your next bill speak out philippians 4 vs 19 “ But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
Or Psalm 23 vs 1 The lord is my shepherd I shall not want.
Or any other scriptures of provision that you now.
I have been using this method and it works like magic to reduce and completely eliminate worry!
If you can just continue to do this without relenting or getting tired,you worry will reduce or completely disappear.
SEEK THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN ALL YOU DO.
31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Seeking Gods kingdom simple means making God’s purpose and will number one in your life,
It took me quite a long time to actually seek after God’s will.
You will know that you are seeking God’s Will when you genuinely pray to God to help you seek after his will.
When you reach a point where Gods will is more important to you than your will,then you will be amazed to see how God will sort out your challenges naturally.
Thats my take on living a life without worry today.I hope you try some of the advice you have read.
Is there any other way you live withot worry?
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