Posts Tagged ‘worry’

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Tick tock

June 18, 2015

In a grim and unjust world, you get more chances of fainting than there is to breathe. Each corner is suffocating, each turn a backward pull. And you will wonder, how’d you get to be so unfortunate? How’d this world get to be so cruel? How’d the people get to be so selfish and inconsiderate?

Each day is waking to a storm of worries. Though they say it will be okay, that remains to be seen. For the meantime you feed on frustration and acid churns your stomach, disintegrating your spirit, sucking dry whatever enthusiasm is left of your dull, unglamorous life. Anxiety gets the best of you.

Vengeance is enticing, oh how delicious it is to see them squirm and worry out of their wits. And they beg. They will beg. They will beg you to listen, to consider, to make amends, to compromise and they will find out that have they heeded to your plea, it wouldn’t have come to this.

We sit and watch.

xx

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You Can’t Add One Inch to Your Height!

October 14, 2014

STOP WORRYING! 😉

Sharing Day 136 of the reading plan I am currently on from http://www.joycemeyer.org/ Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life – a Daily Devotional

You Can’t Add One Inch to Your Height!

Worrying does us absolutely no good. It doesn’t change one thing, and we waste time by being upset over stuff we can’t do anything about, things only God can change.

The Bible says we can’t even add one inch to our height by worrying. Yet, we worry, worry, worry, which gets us nowhere.

Every time we get really upset, it takes a lot of emotional energy, tires us out, messes with our health, steals our joy, and still doesn’t change one thing. We need to stop trying to fix things that only God can fix because the only one who’s clapping is the devil, saying, “Ha, ha, ha! Got ’em again!”

Jesus tells us to “calm down” in John 14:27 and”cheer up” in John 16:33. I think it’s a one-two knockout punch to the devil when we do. When you realize you can’t fix everything, that calms you down, and when You know that God can, it cheers you up!

So don’t worry. Instead, calm down, cheer up, and send the devil running!

Prayer Starter: Lord, my worrying really doesn’t accomplish anything, so I leave it behind. I’m so thankful that You can fix what I can’t. You calm me down and cheer me up!

Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭27‬ NLT)

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Worry Is Selfishness in Disguise

September 11, 2014

Sharing Day 104 of the reading plan I am currently on from http://www.joycemeyer.org/ Joyce Meyer: Promises for Your Everyday Life – a Daily Devotional

Worry Is Selfishness in Disguise

Too often, people give in to worry without realizing how deadly it is. When you get to the root of it, worry is a sin. Worry certainly doesn’t come out of faith, and Romans 14:23 (AMP) states that “whatever does not originate and proceed from faith is sin.”

Most of the time, worry is based on one sin in particular: selfishness. Usually when we worry, we’re concerned about how our selfish desires are not being fulfilled. The more selfish desires you have, the more you have to worry about, and the more complicated your life becomes.

God wants us to simply focus on serving Him.

It is God’s will that we live our lives free from all anxiety and distressing care. He wants us to be free to serve Him without being ‘drawn in diverging directions’ (1 Corinthians 7:34 AMP). We must not allow the worries of this world to divert us from His purpose for our lives.

Seek to rid yourself of selfish desires. This will keep your life simple and give you less to worry about. Then you can wholeheartedly pursue God’s great plan for your life.

Prayer Starter: Father God, thank You for showing me that worry is a sin. Help me to get rid of my selfish, ungodly desires so that I can simply pursue Your destiny for me.

And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. (‭Romans‬ ‭14‬:‭23‬ KJV)

(c) DAVJ

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