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How do I stop worrying about the future

How do I stop worrying about the future? How do I stop worrying about the future?

Worrying does not add one inch to your height.

Many people worry subconsciously. You worry about your family, your business, the future, and things as mundane as the weather. Worrying can become a habit.

Worrying is a bad habit because it wastes valuable time and Jesus died to make you free of worry.

Worry attracts the wrong things and so we ought to make it an exercise to get rid of worry from our lives. Getting rid of worry leaves room for faith to grow in our hearts.

Recognize what worry is

Worry is an expression of fear. Fear contaminates faith and prevents you from getting the things that you pray and expect to receive from God. Worry will make your faith ineffective.

When you have faith in your heart, you can persevere and bear good fruit. Faith is the great adventure of every Christian. If you do not find a way to deal with worry, it will succeed in keeping you in a place of unfruitfulness.

When you have made Jesus Lord of your life, you are qualified to live a worry-free life. There is so much to do and accomplish in God. There are great things to birth and carry until completion.

Know that you are called to do the impossible daily and let go of worry, and fulfill the assignment on earth that God has called you to fulfill.

Understand who you are

Do you know who you are? If you have made Jesus Lord of your life, you are God’s son and daughter.

Knowing your identity in Christ will help you get rid of worry in your life. Usually, Christians have the idea that they are just a sinner saved by grace. The Bible tells us in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature.

Stop being sin-conscious today. The bible says in Galatians 2:20 that the nature of sin that man inherited from Adam has been crucified with Christ. The old nature is gone. The nature you have as a born again, child of God, is a new nature. It is the nature of God.

Now you have the life of Jesus in you. You have eternal life. You are not waiting to have it in the sweet by and by.

New life is in you today. View yourself daily as who God has called you. He calls you brand new.

Go to the fountain of life in you

God created you to be a dwelling place for Him and for the word of God. Your heart functions best when filled with the love of God.

When you are born again, there is a fountain of faith in you. The only way the enemy can get into you is if he gives your intellect wrong information. He will send wrong information to your mind, will, and emotions and try to see if you can agree with him and start acting on the information.

To counter this, choose to feed on God’s word. Get a list of scriptures that you use when you want to stand against worry. Fortify your faith by meditating on God’s word.

Walk in love

This is perhaps the hardest thing to do if you have not learned to deny your flesh.

First John 4:18 says, there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear.

To cast out literally means ‘to flush out’, this can be likened to flushing your water closet and letting the waste product go away.

As you begin exercising God’s love in your daily life, the love of God in you increases until it eradicates fear.

The bible says faith works by love. As you increase in your love of God daily, your faith becomes more effective. Soon you can’t find fear anywhere because all that is in you is the love of God.

Deal with it swiftly

Handle the worry in your mind immediately. Many believers allow fear to creep in unawares and over the years begin to live in worry as their constant state of mind.

Sometimes fear becomes a welcome guest in their home unawares. They do not know that worry is fear and so they do not do the flushing out using the word of God.

When you notice the physical symptoms of worry in you, let that be a signal to you to remind yourself of the love of God. If you feel fear or worry dominating your thoughts, stop and deal with it by talking to Jesus.

Say, “Jesus, I love you and I know that you love me too much to let bad things overwhelm my life and my family”.

“Father, you say in your word (John 17:23) that You love me as much as You love Jesus himself. I receive Your love right now. I know your love has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost and I thank You for it.”

Do not do it by rote. If ever the wrong thoughts begin to fill your heart to cause torment, do it immediately

Let peace be a guide over your heart

God created man to be in peace. Christ paid for your peace on the cross according to Isaiah 53. There is no reason for you not to possess the things that have already been purchased for you in Christ Jesus.

You are qualified for peace in your life daily by the blood of Jesus. Philippians 4:6 says that you should be careful for nothing but in everything by prayer and supplication, let your requests be made known to God and the peace of God which passeth all understanding will garrison your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.

The first step to answered prayer is to be careful for nothing. Then ask God for what you need then peace comes. We look forward to hearing your testimonies as you practice dealing with worry.

As you begin to live a life free of worry, what Jesus purchased for you at the cross, you will experience the glorious and amazing life that God intends for you.

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