Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Speak Peace

If you're anything like me, you like to be in control of everything that happens in your life. You calculate life to be a+b=c. If you accomplish this, this, and this then you will attain (Insert desired outcome here), but of course my friend life does not work according to our plans. So what happens when the waves arise and things don't go as you planned it to be, you become fearful, anxious, worry about all the "what if's" and freak out.  Note to self: Freaking out does not do anything more than make things worse. I'm not going to sit here and pretend like I have it all together and never freak out. Oh no, I freak out all the time even though I know better. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Some waves are created by our own doubts, some are created by our approach to the situation, other waves are created by listening to the wrong voices, and some are created by our unmet expectations. We need to take a step back and analyze where our anxious thoughts are coming from and speak peace to our hearts. Don't let your fears and anxieties overcome you, our God is bigger than our problems. Be encouraged and listen to this sermon. https://elevationchurch.org/sermons/how-to-be-brave

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