When something goes wrong, do you replay the situation in your head over and over?
Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, “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.”
How to surrender your anxiety to God:
- Create a gratitude list
- Tell Him your worries
- Trust His promises
- Ask Him for help in a specific situation
Anxiety is a natural reaction to life’s troubles, but you do not have to let fear control your thoughts or actions. Instead, Paul tells us we can unlock God’s overwhelming peace through thankfulness.
I’m challenging you to write down five things you are thankful for every day for the next 30 days.
A daily gratitude list can radically change your mindset and help you break out of anxiousness.
God is faithful!
YOU HAVE A PURPOSE
You are NOT a mistake. God made you WITH Purpose FOR Purpose.
Isaiah 43:1 tells us, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine.“
You are free.
You are alive.
You are loved.
You are strong.
You are worthy.
You are enough.
You are forgiven.
You are valuable.
You are victorious.
You are never alone.
You are a new creation.
God created every hair on your head and the deep calling in your heart!
Psalm 139 reminds us, “For you created my innermost being You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
We have all sinned and fallen short, but thanks be to God for His love and grace through His son, Jesus Christ.
When you feel you are not enough, remember that you are NOT a mistake. God has a purpose for you.
Today, meditate on this Jeremiah 29:11, “For I Know the Plans I Have for You’ Declares the Lord, ‘Plans to Prosper You and Not to Harm You,
Plans to Give You Hope and a Future.”
You’re beautiful. I see Jesus in you.
The chains of life are heavy. They can trick us into feeling trapped and weighed down. But as Christians, we are not slaves to bondage!
We have been set free!
You have the power to live unrestricted. Cry out to Jesus and drop the chains around your mindset, words, and actions.
Cast all your burdens on the Lord. Free yourself from the chains of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred, and resentment. You can break the evil chains yourself with God’s Word. Renew your mind and develop a freedom mentality.
“Cast your burden upon the LORD, and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22
God’s Word in Isaiah says to shake off the dust (your fleshly sins) and free yourself from the chains; (anxiety, fear, thoughts, habits, alcohol, drugs) that bind you.
His power lives in you. So walk in confidence and know that you are free.
Do you feel good about what you’ve achieved and conquered through your work? What a blessing it is to find contentment in our accomplishments!
Today, Labor Day, I’d like you to look back at the mountains you’ve climbed and look forward with excitement to the work ahead.
As you cast your vision for the future, ask yourself, “Are you on the path God has called you to in the workplace?”
Life is too short not to walk down the path He has for you, even in the workplace.
I have seen so many people accomplish incredible things despite the hard times of the last year! I have seen excellence in adversity, sacrifice, investment in work, family, friends, church, giving, worship….
I hope you find rest today, and I hope it births inspiration for the work ahead.
Psalm 4:8, “In peace, I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.”
Enjoy your well-deserved time off!