Sunday, February 3, 2013

Worrying Too Much About the Future - 3 Real Solutions To Experience Personal Peace From Anxiety

"Worry is practical if using and affront to a loving God!" - R. H. Mounce

Struggling With the Pain of Worry

Billions of people are worrying too much about the future! Worrying will give the most healthy person a tendency towards all servers and other illnesses. A study has discovered that most Americans whose lifestyles include material possessions, packed refrigerators and food pantries, with extra money lying on the dresser, have a level of anxiety that is five times (5X) higher than that of Nigeria, which is overpopulated, deceased, and most of the population do not know WHERE, WHEN, and HOW they are going to find the next meal!

True Worry (anxiousness) is something outside and beyond our own control. For example, being anxious about your love one's surgery or getting that long awaited promotion is considered True Worry. However, being anxious that you will fail your next school exam or overdraw your bank account is merely poor stewardship...NOT true worry.

When I worry too much about the future, it's usually because I feel "torn apart inside," from him and him experiencing a WAR within, causing an Inferno of Internal Emotion. Thus, I will often make things that do not genuinely suddenly MATTER!

The fact remains that so many people in this world are struggling with the pain of unnecessary worry and are clueless as to HOW to find a solution towards peace...a Serenity...a peaceful calm within their being. If you are one who is seeking that kind of solution, then here are three (3) truthful solutions, taken from Matthew 6:25-34, that will help you to overcome worrying too much for the future and begin to experience and enjoy personal peace in your life!

1. Choose To Trust God

A first step and real life solution to comfort your pain about worrying too much about the future is to be aware and realize that each of us have a choice to either trust in God's provision and strength or to worry (vrs. 25). Having the ability to make this choice is a luxury we often take for granted because it's a freedom that allows us the personal privilege and opportunity to make the difference in the world.

Worry takes our focus away from God and places it on the challenge or trial you may be facing. Therefore, the challenge appears bigger than our God! Jesus warns us that worrying too much about the future and for the things in this life is a distraction, which disturbs our joy in God and becomes a barrier to the true unhindered relationship that he desires to have with us. You cannot genuinely help people if you are worrying too much about the future.

Therefore, choose to place your trust in the ONE who can help ( Proverbs 3:5-6) instead of worrying.

2. Consider God's Provisions

A second step and real life solution to comfort your pain about worrying too much about the future is to ask God, through faith and believing, to help you rely on his provision for all your needs (vrs. 26, 28-30). God wants to provide for your need and promises to provide you a future of goodness and hope (Jeremiah 29:11).

The Birds of the Air (vrs. 26)

God provides for the birds of the air by providing food to eat, materials for nesting, and navigation to fly thousands of miles from one continent to another (vrs. 26). God also provides a hurting bird with a Community of Birds that help to carry the burden as the hurting bird heals. You must become aware and realize that being involved in a Community of Support is imperative for your success if you want to conquer worrying too much about the future.

The Flowers of the Field (vrs. 28-30)

God also provides for the flowers of the field, every petal in every leaf. He provides for the right amount of sunlight and the correct season in order for flowers, trees, plants, grass and other vegetation to prosper and provide Oxygen and nutrients for our lives. So, are you not more precious, treasured, and valuable than the birds and flowers? Of course you are!

Casting all your anxieties on Him, because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7

Unfortunately, when you are unnecessarily worrying too much about the future, you create more stress and anxiety for your life. Here are just three (3) reasons worrying too much about the future is unhealthy.

  • worrying claims that God cannot be trusted and doesn't care

  • worrying just doesn't work (vrs. 27)

  • worrying blinds you to see the God already knows your need (vrs. 31-32)

6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4: 6-7 (NIV)

3. Commit To Seek God and Believe

A third step and real life solution to comfort your pain about worrying too much about the future is to seek God for the provisional results (vrs. 33-34)! If you want peace from worrying too much about the future, then you must seek first His Kingdom (ways, plan for your life) and his righteousness (vrs. 33).

In order to seek first the kingdom, we must begin by seeking first the King. - Andrew Murray
Believe that you don't have to worry about the future because God has a tremendous plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11 & Matthew 6:34). Have a confident assurance that you will experience true peace from anxiety because you have committed to seek God's plan and believe in His promises. When you need wisdom, ask for it! When you need answers, ask God to provide them.

Your kingdom is a kingdom that will last forever.

Your rule will continue for all time to come.

The Lord is faithful and will keep all of his promises.

He is loving toward everything he has made. - Psalm 145:13 (NIRV)

5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. - James 1:5-7 (NIV)

Solving Your Pain

Because we tend to be worriers by nature, it's vital to your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health to make the CHOICE to trust God for his provisions, being keenly aware to CONSIDER His care for your needs, and to COMMIT to seeking Him and believing in Him. When you do this on a daily basis, you will discover that worrying too much about the future is not very beneficial for your immediate or future success.

These three (3) solutions can comfort your pain and provide you with personal peace because, like sheep, we were not created to carry heavy and unnecessary burdens. We were created for Character, Community, and Compassion.

In Conclusion

Worrying too much about the future doesn't have to be your lifestyle. Although were often guilty of worrying doesn't mean it has to remain that way. Go ahead and choose to trust in God, consider His provisions, and commit to seek His plan and believe He cares for you. Be abundantly aware that there is a Community of Support for your business and for your life.

So, don't worry, my friend! Be happy!

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