DENY YOUR IMPULSES
“But the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke the word, making it unfruitful”. Mark 4:19
Most people don't think much about worry. To them it's normal. They think loving their family or caring about their friends means worrying about them.
But Jesus considered it deadly! He listed it as one of the few things that can make it the best year of your life. How? By making the decision right now to quit worrying!
You may think that this year offers more reasons than ever to worry. However, this year you have more reasons not to worry than ever – because God's word can overcome any problem in your life –at school, at home, whatever, if you'll plant His truth into your heart and let it grow, it will soon become greater in your life than any problem you'll ever face!
You may be ready to quit worrying right now, but let me warn you –worrying is a habit. You'll have to be diligent to get rid of it. I know that from experience.
I'll never forget the verse that helped me kick the habit: “Roll your works upon the Lord [commit and trust them wholly to Him; He will cause your thoughts to become agreeable to his will, and] so shall your plans be established and succeed” [Proverbs 16:3, AMP].
When I read that verse, I decided to believe it. Once I did, I began to quit worrying –one moment at a time. Every time I had a worried thought, I'd give it to the Lord. I did that over and over and over. As I continued to resist worried thoughts were fewer in coming. Today, I hardly ever have a worried thought!
So kick the habit! Put Proverbs 16:3 into practice every time worry beats at your door. Pretty soon, it'll be normal for you not to worry!
Prayer point: O' Lord i receive grace to be free from worry and anxiety in Jesus name.
- GLORIA COPELAND