God tells us to live without fear. Yet everyone has fear and anxiety. Why? The simple answer is, we are broken humans. So, how can we fix this?
Simple. We need to read the human instruction manual and pray. Just like a car or a radio, people were designed and created. We have an instruction manual. God, our creator, has charged us to live without fear in this manual. Philippians 4:6 says this very clearly, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication and thanksgiving let your requests be known to God”. Be anxious for NOTHING. This means fear has no place in our lives.
NO FEAR, is not an athlete’s credo or a cool t-shirt, it’s actually a God given, biblical, way of life! It goes on to say that by following this instruction, we will experience the peace of God which passes all understanding.
Who doesn’t want that?
Let’s look at the alternative. It takes a lot of energy to be afraid. It’s been proven that worry can make you physically sick. The manipulation, figuring, contemplating, worrying and whatever else you do in an attempt to create an ideal outcome, is all for naught. Especially in situations where you have absolutely no control.
Some of this comes down to not taking yourself and certain situations so seriously. But ultimately, you are fighting a spiritual force, as opposed to freely giving your concerns to God. Do you know that 80% of the things we’re so worried about never come to pass? Besides all that, worrying wastes time that could have been spent building something positive or having fun. Give it to God and let go! It’s very liberating.
What would you be able to accomplish if you trusted God and removed fear from the equation?