#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’
Matthew 6:31 says “Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat? Or ‘What shall we drink? Or ‘What shall we wear?” How many times a day do we sit around waiting and worrying? What does worrying do for us? Are we supposed to sit around and worry? The answer to all of these questions is simple. Although it is easy to say do not worry it is not as easy to do. We as Christians have victory over anxiety because we live and stand on God’s promises in his word.
There have been many times in my life when I would worry and wonder how I was going to eat, pay a bill, or buy something that is needed. Once I learned to release those needs to God and trust him completely to provide for me, I began feeling less anxious. God is my provider and my strength. He knows my every thought and my every need. He will always provide for my needs. All I need to do is lift them to him and he will take care of them all. Our needs are not our priority, they are God’s.
Though there are times I do feel anxious and worried, one thing I have learned is to spend time talking to God in prayer. We need to make God our number one priority. By spending time with him daily and having that relationship, we learn that our needs are his priority and he would do anything for us. Another thing that helps is thanking God for what you already have. It can be something as simple as thanking him for waking you up, thanking him for the meal you ate or thanking him for the sun. Nothing is ever too big or too small for God. Therefore do not be anxious. Give your needs and desires to God and see what he can do. We know that he can do all things, he knows all things and provides for our every need. Make him your number one and focus on each moment he gives you. Don’t waste the moments on worrying, instead spend the moments seeking God.
Jennifer Lee is a Gymnastic Coach and is Self Employed. She lives in Naples, Florida. She recently received my Master’s degree in Human Services in Counseling with Executive Leadership and will be starting a ministry with her Pastor’s Wife to help kids that have been through or are in tough situations.