It’s an addiction and we need to detox.
For some of us it’s a full course meal that we feast on occasionally. For others, it’s a diet of snacks we nibble on every day.
Before long, we’ve packed on the pounds causing sleepless nights, depression and other health challenges.
It’s called WORRY.
Common triggers are money, children, relationships, or simply, the tasks on our “To Do” list. Worrying fixes nothing, yet we do it anyway. It’s an addiction and we need to detox.
“Do not be anxious about anything” we’re told in Philippians 5:6. It’s a command from God. To worry is therefore choosing to be in disobedience. Worrying is a sin.
Philippians 5:6 goes on to provide the solution: “in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God”. Verse 7 gives the guaranteed outcome: “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.”
So, how do you replace worry with a life of faith and peace in Christ?
Here are four steps to get started:
- Develop a new habit: by spending more time in the Word and listening to God. “So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the Word of Christ.” (Romans 10:17)
- Agree with the Word; make it personal: I will not fear for my God is with me. He strengthens me, He helps me and upholds me with His righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
- Transform your mind: Focus your thoughts on the things that are just, pure, lovely and of good report, and then put them into practice. (Philippians 4:8-9)
- Take up Christ on his offer: There’s an open invite to “check in” to Him, take on His burdens, which are easy and light, learn from Him and receive rest for our souls. (Mathew 11:28-30)
God’s promises are “Yes” and “Amen”, and through Him we have the power to break any habit.
Let’s kick worry to the curb.
“Summon Your Power Oh God” is the theme of the Kingdom Enforcers Conference, May 15-19, 2019 in Toronto Canada. Learn More.