[NLT] Philippians 4:6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
[NLT] Philippians 4:7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can underqstand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
First off, let me ask 2 questions:
-If there’s a way out, why then do you worry?
-If there’s no way out, of what use then is your worry?
Dear Reader, WORRY NOT!
As clearly stated in the Bible passages above, do not engross yourself in worries but rather immerse yourself in prayers and Thanksgiving unto God, it’s better than any other act.
The “fear of the known” powered by worries is the problem of most youths nowadays! That’s why many seem to be failing at their endeavors because they already traded their belief in it’s success with worries, what they thus get get is what they anticipated, failure! I have one saying, “There’s nothing like the fear of the unknown, it’s actually the fear of the known, you don’t fear what you have no knowledge of”, and why should you fear? when fear not is iterated in the Bible on numerous occasions.
Worries don’t yield no help, not physically, mentally nor spiritually rather it dampens your looks, mar your reasoning and kills your faith respectively.
[NLT] Matthew 6:25 “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?
[NLT] Matthew 6:26 Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are?
[NLT] Matthew 6:27 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?
Come to think of it, why should you worry about what has been taken care of already?
[NLT] Matthew 6:32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs.
Many a times, people worry due to what they feel others think, well if you are one, you need to sit yourself down and think on the below;
Those who are concerned about what people think about them are slaves of the last people they talked to
What to do?
As a youth, you are energetic. Take all that energy you put into worrying, now plunge it into praising God, if you need something ask Him! and use the remaining to do what you love in line with God’s word.
When next worry comes popping in your mind, relax, it’s expected but don’t let it dwell, trash it off immediately with the consciousness that God made you a success.
A heart and mind that’s full of peace and devoid of anxiety is one of the great benefits of managing your mind the way God’s Word shows you to.
Hope this piece helps, have a blessed Monday, have a great week. Morning.
Credits: The Holy Bible, The Power Of Your Mind, chapter 9, by Chris Oyakhilome D. Sc. D.D.
Written By Cirphrank.