Thursday, June 14, 2012

Don't Be Anxious About Anything!

Don't Be Anxious about Anything!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Philippians 4:6 NIV)
It's easy to get distracted by all the cares and concerns of life.  Sometimes, the negative events of your life can drain you so much that you forget about everything good that is going your way. Anxiety can take your focus off of being productive to being scared stiff. Someone said the other day that, "Fear is faith in the devil." If the devil can distract you from what God is doing then he can get you off track. His best way in doing so is to get you through your anxiety.

It's time to take back that wasted energy and apply it to what God wants you to accomplish. Don't be anxious about anything. While you are trying to figure it out God has already worked it out. In fact, God is working on your situation right now. Worrying is not going to make God move faster but when you have faith God will get you through it sooner than you think.

Don't be Anxious about anything but instead:

Rejoice in the Lord Always v. 1 Regardless of your situation if you can find something to praise God about it can take the focus off of your anxiety and shift it to what God has already done in your life.
In Every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God v. 6 Prayer takes us into the presence of God so that we can hand him all of our burdens. There is no reason why we should be walking around with burdens when God wants to take them.

Let God's peace guard your mind v. 7 After you pray God releases his peace into your life to be an invisible force field to keep back anything that would threaten your mind. The mind is the devil's playground if we allow anxiety in. God's peace will keep out demonic predators when your mind is stayed on Jesus.

Think about Good things. v. 8 Paul says, Whatever things are lovely, right, good, think on these things. If we get our thinking right then we can get our lives right. What we choose to focus on is usually where our energy goes. Focus on the good and not the bad.

Put into practice everything you've learned at church. v. 9 Whatever you have learned from your pastor or through sermons, bible study; you should put into practice.  Nothing is going to work until you work it. God's word will not come back void but you must put it into practice.

Dear God,

I thank you for not letting me be anxious over anything. Everything that is going on in my life is under your divine management. There is nothing too hard that you and I cannot handle together. I trust you that everything that happens today will work for my good at the end of the day.  Thank you for ordering my steps.

In Jesus Name,

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