ANXIETY & FEAR PART 2
You know I have seen that in the church fear tends to hold us back all together. Dreams are not fulfilled and they suddenly die. The excuses become , I wish I had more time or I wish I had more money or I can't because I'm too small or I can't because im too big.
Since when did our thoughts start becoming the rulers of our soul. Wow. It's time to expose the enemy in his tactics some more. I'm tired of some in the body of Christ shrinking back because of fear of man, I am tired of seeing people not being obedient to God for the sake of friendships. Let me ask you a question, do you really think your friend is going to take you to Heaven? No? Then why are you putting so much confidence in the relationship while neglecting God and your calling. You're always trying to please them to the point were you compromise in the very thing you despise. I am not writing about something that hasn't happen to me, it has. I had to learn the hard way. So I say this to you in love! You need to get focused and stop letting the fear of man rule your heart. Stop letting a group of people deter you from your calling in God. It will not feel the best to be left alone, it will not feel the best to not be called on to hang out anymore, but your spirit man will be encouraged and fruitful because of it.
FOCUS! Time on this earth is promised to no one. Be obedient to God, stop doing things your way. Learn to STOP and OBEY GOD FIRST. What is God asking you to do today? What has he been speaking to you about for a long time? What are you waiting for? What is he asking you to refrain from? Well? Do it. Is it worth your soul?
Our youth pastor said this a lot.... "Sin will cost more than you want pay and make you stay longer than you want to stay." Sin, little by little, one compromise at a time and next thing you know - your all in! Don't do it anymore. Choose God! Please God and he will love on you like no one else. He will brings you friends who you love you for you. He will give you what you need and take care of the details of your life. Make God first and watch how He will do it. Live your life for real. Don't just take up space, LIVE.
Anxiety. Anxiety is real y'all. I was just telling a sister recently that there are some things we live with for life such as sadness when bad things happen. But there are things that come in to our lives to haunt us because of an incident or past situation of regret. Anxiety is one of them. Anxiety has way of stepping into your mind and making you believe in things that haven't even happened yet. It can make you feel like your going crazy and people are talking all about you and really its your mind playing tricks on you. The conclusion is that some things like anxiety come to steal kill and destroy and this here anxiety has to die. Just life fear.
Anxiety & Fear cannot have rulership in your mind and in your heart. The way to make sure of this is when you feel these emotions coming upon you , you can follow these steps:
1) Think on the things that are true. Do not dwell on lies that come into your mind! Dwell on the truth of Gods word.
Philippians 4: 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
2) You are accepted by God.
Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
The protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 10 For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. 11 So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.
3) You can Accomplish. Go and Do what God has called you to do. Don't wait until you get everything you need before you have what you want. Don't allow fear to to drive you. Move in obedience. Be courageous like Joshua.
If you are not a Jesus Christ believer you can be Right Now!Believe in Jesus, Give your life to Him Today.
Have you tried it all and still feel something is missing in your life? Like you were made for more? Do you feel like you're just surviving? Do you feel empty inside?
God will not let you down, He loves you immeasurably. He sent his son to die for you to have a new life in Him today.
MAKE A CHANGE TODAY. God will show you what you were created to do and why you are who you are.
Pray to God , Confess your sin,
Have Faith, Give your life over to Jesus, Allow Holy Spirit to come in to change you.
Find a local church to connect to, get discipled by someone in the fellowship of believers. Allow God to show you how to walk out your new life in Christ Jesus.
As C.S. Lewis said, "Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back to give us that chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it."
Blessings to you all