Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? – Luke 12:25 (NIV)
One weekend, I was convinced that I had lost my library books. I thought of how much trouble I’d be in for losing them. All weekend was spent looking for my lost library books.
On Monday, I went to school. When I got there and checked on the books, I learned that I had already returned them to the library. I must have returned them earlier in the week and forgot all about them.
That weekend, I realized something powerful. I found out that worry is pointless. I had lost an entire weekend to worrying about something that didn’t even happen. It’s so easy to get into the habit of worrying about things.
When we worry, we show that we don’t fully trust God to take care of us. We think that it’s up to us to do everything instead of relying on God.
Today’s Challenge: Put Your Trust In God
The sad thing about worry is that it hurts us. It causes us to not enjoy life and instead be fearful and upset. So if worry has been something that has held you back in the past, choose today to develop new habits.
Choose to put your trust in God. Look to Him to take care of you. Don’t spend your energy trying to do everything in your strength. Instead, lean on God. Let Him take care of you and rest in His peace.
If you enjoyed this week’s challenges on fear, here’s a quick recap video.
- Challenge 1 – Practice Faith in the Midst of Fear
So today, choose to practice faith in God. Choose to believe that God can and will take care of you. Determine not to let fear rule your life. Even when fear shouts loud, choose to listen to faith.
- Challenge 2 – To defeat fear, keep your focus on God.
When our focus becomes anything other than God, we can become fearful.
- Challenge 3 – Fix your focus on God.
If fear has been an issue in your life, determine to focus on God. Fixing your focus on God will bring you freedom from fear.
- Challenge 4 – Put Your Trust In God
Choose to put your trust in God. Look to Him to take care of you. Don’t spend your energy trying to do everything in your strength. Instead, lean on God.
- Challenge 5 – Remember Jesus is With You
We’ve got Jesus with us and in us all the time. Yet too often we forget all about Him. We go through the storms of life afraid simply because we didn’t realize that Jesus was right there with us.