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“And who of you by worrying and being anxious can add one unit of measure (cubit)
to his stature or to the span of his life.”
How powerful is worry? I am not talking about the negative effects of worry, like stress, depression,
mental illness and so on. Those are all the negative effects of worry that we are well acquainted with.
But what good things can worry really do?
The bible tells us there is nothing good about worry and it also shows us just how powerless worry is.
I am thinking like this because just the other day I was worrying and stressing about something.
After some time I realized worrying had accomplished nothing. There was no progress made, even a
But instead of something good coming out of it the more anxious and fearful I got about
“Does worry add anything to your life? Can it add one more year, or even one day?
So if worrying adds nothing but actually subtracts from your life, why would you worry
about God’s care of you?
The bible commands us not to worry. It reinforces the truth that God knows what we need
and will take care of us always. No matter what happens we will always have what we need.
Think about all the great things God has done, like creating the heavens and the earth,
all the animals, sea life and so much more and think about how much effort it would take
Him to grow an extra strand of hair for you or add an inch to your height. He would do
those things as an afterthought or with His eyes closed but the word shows us that worry
can’t even do something as minuscule as that.
After all, is said and done we cannot expect worry to help us with anything we face. There is never
a time worry is good for us. Worry cripples our faith in God. It brings in doubt and fear.
It always makes things worse for us.
The word tells us,
“Therefore I tell you, stop being perpetually uneasy (anxious and worried) about your life,
what you shall eat or what you shall drink; or about your body, what you shall put on.
Is not life greater [in quality] than food, and the body [far above and more excellent]
We need God’s help because worry can feel so powerful, and real. It is in those times we
need to call on Him. Worry knows there is an answer for us but blinds us to it.
Its mission is to get our focus off God who is the way out and get us to panic, fear,
and be anxious. It wants to kill faith in the life of a believer. The less we walk in faith
the happier it is.
But we must choose faith no matter how real the threat of failure seems to be.
When it seems like that breakthrough is not going to come to pass we must keep trusting.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with the troubles you are in but stay in faith. God will
pull you through.
It may seem like He is late and the enemy is upon you but God will rescue you. He will not
abandon you and leave you helpless.
You might be on your last cent and have no idea where the next dollar is coming from but
He knows. He is the One who makes a way when there seems to be no way! Take heart.
Lord help us to walk by faith more and more in our daily life.
Help us to choose faith over worry, fear, and doubt always!
Blessings to you friends!
I have been worrying about a certain situation this week. It actually started last week. It wasn’t too
serious but enough to warrant a response from me. But in the midst of the worrying a few thoughts came
to me. Was my worrying warranted? What does YAH think when I worry?
Surely it’s okay to worry here and there?
Reading the word brought some clarity and that is what I want to share.
No matter how bad things are, no matter what comes our way, His desire for us is to always bring
our problems to Him.
He doesn’t want us wasting even a second worrying.
The call to not worry is a command from the Lord.
Let’s look at a few scriptures in light of this,
“Do not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything,
by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants
known to God.”
Philippians 4:6 (emphasis mine)
“Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives
do I give to you.
Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated
and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
John 14:27 (emphasis mine)
There is no suggestion or invitation here. it’s definite, resolute.
And that is so for a reason.
We worry about things but the Lord wants to take it all.
He doesn’t want us to waste time worrying because He cares for us and loves us. He wants to help us.
He is stronger than anything we will ever face and He knows that.
So as I end I want to make us see that worrying does not accomplish the purposes of the Lord in any way.
Worrying opens the door to anxiety, stress, fear and a lot of other harmful things.
When worry comes we need to take it to Him instantly. Don’t hold on to it.
Whatever you are worrying about today know that it’s not your burden to carry.
It’s the Lord’s burden, He wants it to take it from you. Will you let Him?
“Are you weary, carrying a heavy burden? Then come to me. I will refresh your life,
for I am Your oasis.
Simply join your life with mine. Learn my ways and you’ll discover that I’m gentle,
humble, easy to please. You will find refreshment and rest in me.
For all that I require of you will be pleasant and easy to bear.”
Matthew 11:28-30 (TPT)
Bless you friends
THOUGHT OF THE DAY.
As the year is coming to an end I have been thinking about my beliefs.
What we believe is really important in the bigger scheme of things.
Because the truth of the matter is, what you believe will always override potential.
No matter how much potential you have, what you believe will determine
what you do and can do in life.
I remember reading how circus elephants are trained. When they are young
they tie them to a tree or something they won’t be able to break. When
they grow up the trainers still tie them to that same object fully convinced they won’t
break free and the elephants despite their incredible size and weight don’t break free
even though they could if they tried. They have been conditioned from childhood that
they can’t break the cord so they don’t try!
YAH has put so much potential in us but if we think we can’t do it then that’s exactly
what will happen, we won’t do it!
We need to get rid of outdated beliefs. Those negative beliefs will stop us dead in our tracks.
YAH has so much in store for us but we need to take a long hard look at the beliefs we hold
in every area of our lives.
The conditioning has been going on for a very long time and that is why we need to take time
when looking at the different beliefs we hold.
The way you will know a belief is wrong is by holding it up to the Word of God.
The word is TRUTH, not A truth but THE truth.
And realize that all it takes for a belief to be a negative belief is it to be inconsistent with the
word of God. It doesn’t need to be out rightly wrong or bad, it just needs to be slightly different from
what the word of God says!
I know there are some outdated beliefs I am still operating in, holding on to.
But I bring them to YAH and ask Him to change them with new beliefs, beliefs that
are based on His unchanging TRUTH.
It’s only by changing my beliefs that I can fully maximize my potential.
You can’t work at your maximum potential if your beliefs are wrong.
As we say goodbye to 2017 and say hello to 2018 let’s look at the erroneous beliefs that
we have been living with. Beliefs that we didn’t necessarily give ourselves but were kind of
given to us when we didn’t know better.
What beliefs are you living by today?
Let the Word of God be your measure.
Are the beliefs you living by propelling you or stifling you??
Are they in line with the Word of God or contradicting it?
As I close remember that self belief will always override potential.
YAH has a bright future for you (read Jeremiah 29:11) so get rid of outdated beliefs
that will stop you from walking into the amazing things He has for you.
Bless you friends….
As humans we crave applause, attention and acceptance. We
want to be validated but how far will we go to get it?
As I talk about validation I really need to talk about self esteem
because in my eyes these two things are linked closely together.
When we esteem ourselves highly the less we look to man to
One of my mentor’s described self esteem this way, self esteem
is your estimation of your own worth!
How much value do you place on yourself?
Do you esteem yourself highly?
People may have their own opinions about
you but you should value yourself highly. You should be your
biggest fan no matter what.
But what should your estimation be based off? What is your
The word of God should be your measure!
God knows the truth about you so seek out what He says about
His word has so much amazing truths to declare to you about you….
Be real about your shortcomings but be wise how you approach
them. Tearing yourself down is probably doing more
damage than people’s negative words to you!
So like I said, be honest with yourself. When you make a mistake
admit it but correct yourself in a way that still
maintains your value. I was really bad at doing this. I used to tear
myself down badly. I thought that was the right thing to do
but I was wrong. No matter how wrong I am God would NEVER
tear me down so why do I think it’s okay??
We all sin so it’s natural to speak negative. We don’t need to put
much effort into speaking and thinking
negatively. It’s hard to NOT speak negatively. It’s hard to NOT
gossip. It’s hard to NOT think negatively.
We have to be very intentional and deliberate about being positive
and encouraging and we need help!
We need affirmation, we need encouragement, we need support but
is that the main drive behind everything we do?
“But when He was in Jerusalem during the Passover Feast, many
believed in His name [identified themselves with His party] after
seeing His signs (wonders, miracles) which He was doing.
But Jesus [for His part] did not trust Himself to them, because
He knew all [men];
And He did not need anyone to bear witness concerning man
[needed no evidence from anyone about men], for He Himself
knew what was in human nature. [He could read men’s hearts.]”
Jesus didn’t seek validation from man. He was content because
God validated Him!
“As soon as Jesus was baptized, He went up out of the water.
At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of
God descending like a dove and alighting on Him.
And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love;
with Him I am well pleased.”
Matthew 3:16, 17
What just happened there? Jesus was being validated!
He wasn’t looking for applause or encouragement from man,
He came to accomplish the mission He was given by God!
We need to be careful when it comes to who we look to for
Man never created you, God did so He is the only one qualified
to tell you who you really are.
Your best friend may know you better than the average person
but that doesn’t mean they know the real you.
It may be argued that your family knows you best but it’s just
not true. They know you better than anyone else but they still
don’t know the real you.
God is the only One who knows you in and out!
You can’t even trust your own assessment of who you really
are because once again, you didn’t create you, God did! So stop
with the “this is the way I am” statements because your
assessment is not 100% accurate.
Think about a house for a minute. Let’s say you are selling it.
It would be crazy asking a friend or random
stranger to tell you what the value of the house is. You have to go
to the real estate agency to get an accurate value.
Stop letting people tell you what your value is.
Today you have an opportunity to make a decision.
Just because someone sees you one way doesn’t mean that’s
who you are. (that’s really good news!!)
That’s the way they see you and not the way God sees you.
Because we are flawed we see in part. No one sees perfectly,
just God, remember that.
You don’t have to confine yourself to the perceptions of others.
You can break out of that.
You can decide to be the person God has created you to be. Let
Him show you who you really are. I believe there is so much to
still discover about ourselves. If we stop at, “this is the way I am” or
believe someone’s assessment of who we are then we limit
ourselves. If God really created us (which He did) surely there is
Surely there is more to us than what people see? !!!!
And on that note I will stop here.
If you are struggling with a low self esteem and you need to talk to someone click on the
Bless you friends!