I know that the individual battle of worry is not person to me.
But, mainly because I have struggled with it for as extended as I can try to remember, it is as if that conflict is anything I have ownership in. I have a tendency to permit it mainly because it has turn out to be a component of who I am.
But wait – what do we truly mean when we say, “This is who I am”? Do we even recognize the depth of what that is, what it indicates, and what the repercussions are? There are so a lot of labels that we place on ourselves mainly because (and I would daresay I am not the only 1) – we’re not comfy when we are faced with a query we do not know the answer to. My husband pointed out to me relatively not too long ago that if I do not know the answer to a query he asks, it is okay. Do not make up an answer. Just say, I do not know. And I discovered freedom in that realization. And I’ve place it into practice.
On a substantially deeper level, when I relinquish that habit of scrambling for an answer to a challenge I do not have the capacity to resolve, I discover freedom in the expertise I DO have – that is, Jesus Christ has the answer. He IS the answer. I do not have to continue the struggle of worry mainly because He is Appreciate, and Appreciate casts out Worry.
There was a brief period of time when I was younger, when I had produced a error and felt so guilty, so condemned, and so self-conscious. My very best pal at the time discovered out and was totally devastated – furious. It was years just before our partnership became semi back-to-typical. For the duration of that time I discovered a lot about confiding in my Father by praying regularly, and waiting to hear His voice. I will in no way neglect 1 day when I was driving and I told the Lord about how I was struggling with my pal and I wanted SO badly to have our partnership back to exactly where it was, and I worried so substantially about her perception of me. At a stoplight, I heard God’s loving but firm voice whisper to me: “You do not have to be concerned about what I think about you, so why are you worried about what she thinks about you?” Eureka! I nevertheless assume about that statement when I really feel insecure about my partnership with her. I hope 1 day we will be as close as we have been just before, but in any case, I do not have to be concerned about what my Father thinks of me!
When Jesus came into Caesarea Philippi with His disciples, He asked them, “Whom do males say that I the Son of Man am?” They answered Him saying that some believed He was John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, or 1 of the prophets. And then the kicker came:
“But Whom say YE that I am?”
And Simon Peter answered, “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
If we just think that, then we can think all the things that HE says about US. And we do not have to have the answers. We can accept with out reservation that “There is as a result now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who stroll not right after the flesh, but right after the Spirit” that “there is no worry in Love” and, “If God be for us, who can be against us?”
Thank God, THAT answer is so quick 🙂
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