Worry is a Game of the Mind Without God
TEXT: Phil.m4:6-9, Psalms 18:46, 1 Chro 4:9-10
Worry and anxiety are the most dangerous things that can destroy a human being. It can bring anynkind of sickness and it can reduce the God's determined life of a man to zero. The burden the mind carry in anxiety is more than the weight things a Boeing Aircraft carries when flying in the air. The advice is "Cast all your cares upon Christ, for he cares for you". 1 Peter 5:7.
LET'S DIGEST THIS SCRIPTURAL VITAMINS TOGETHER
Phil.4:6 -Be careful for NOTHING; but in EVERYTHING by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your REQUESTS be made known unto God.
7- And the PEACE of God, which PASSES all UNDERSTANDING, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
8- Finally, brethren,
*Whatsoever things are TRUE
*Whatsoever things are HONEST
*Whatsoever things are JUST
*Whatsoever things are PURE
*Whatsoever things are LOVELY
*Whatsoever things are of good report
*If there be any VIRTUE
*And if there be any PRAISE
+ THINK ON THESE THINGS +
9- Those things, which you have both
*And Seen in me, DO! AND THE GOD OF PEACE SHALL BE WITH YOU!
You already have some rules of what to think on and with those things you cannot be let down by this God that provides for all.
If you allow your mind to think PROPERLY and RIGHTLY you will understand that the same God who provided for you YESTERDAY can do the same TODAY! He is not dead nor gone out of his FATHERLY BUSINESS! He lives FOREVER!
WORRY AND ANXIETY SO DANGEROUS
WORRY and ANXIETY are the act of imagining a future without God.
#When you strip it down to its bones that’s what it really is. I worry when I imagine a future devoid of God. I worry when I project my current feelings and discouragements and struggles into the future. I worry when I take God’s love and faithfulness out of the equation.
#When I imagine a stark and bleak future, a screaming void in which my faithful and loving Father does not exist or act on my behalf. Underneath all the anxiety and fear and confusing emotions worry is actually a form of atheism. It’s acting as if God does not exist or yours is dead.
Psalm 18:46 provides three words which destroy worry and fuel faith: “The Lord lives…”
Don’t pass over those words too quickly. The Lord lives!
- My budget is flatlining and we are financially tanking and I don’t see hope for the future! But the Lord lives.
- The same Lord who owns everything and provides for ravens and sustains galaxies and calls us his children is real and alive and active in your life.
- One thing that God can not do is to stop providing for you Mean while don't you think that your budget is too tight for God. Make it big, beyond you..!
YOU'RE THE EXPRESSION OF YOUR MIND
Who you are today is a function of your mind. Your personality is the expression of the contents and working of your mind. The Bible says as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7). Your life and the totality of your personality ( how you live, what you do, the character of your words, etc.) are the expression of your mind.
So for you to function in the same capacity God intend for you, you have to learn on how to MANAGE YOUR MIND; Mind management I mean the concept of reorganizating or reprogramming your mind ( its contents and processes) with God's Word and aligning your thinking, perceptions and mindset about God, other people, the world, and yourself, with His Word.
And if God is telling you via Apostle Paul to be transformed by the renewing of your mind (Roman 12:1-2), it means He has put the capacity and ability in you to make this happen. Its your responsibility and not God's. Develop Your Mind.
The Lord lives! The message is Be careful for nothing! Be anxious for nothing! Don't worry for anything! And peace will rule your heart and mind forever!