Tuesday, February 28, 2017

What defines you?

Fear is a word you hear so often. People are nervous about their future, their family, their friends, their finances, their jobs, their marriages, their kids. You name it someone is probably worried about it.

It’s hard not to be worried when you look at the world we live in. It doesn’t matter what political party you side with. It doesn’t matter what your personal views are. Honestly it just doesn’t matter because we live in a very crazy, messed up and divided world filled with lots of anger and hate.

It’s easy to be anxious about lots of things in life. It’s easy to second guess yourself. It’s easy to doubt your plans and at times it is even easy to doubt God’s plan. Things don’t always make sense. Situations arise and sometimes I find myself thinking….is this really your plan God? Is this supposed to be happening? How could this be a part of your plan?

Thankfully, we don’t have to understand everything. Sometimes we don’t even have to understand anything. We just have to trust in a God who is bigger than all circumstances. He has everything under control. He has a plan that surpasses all of our plans, goes beyond our understandings and His plans are always so much better than ours.

When worry sneaks into your life and fear starts to take control remember Philippians 4:4-9. Do not be anxious about anything. Be steadfast in prayer. Remember all the blessings that God has provided you with and thank Him for those. Only then will you find the peace that only God can provide.

In this life the storms will come and sometimes the darkness tries to creep in, but don’t let fear define you. Let your prayer life and faith be your defining points! Trust, obey, praise, expect and never forget that God is standing right beside you through it all. 

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