Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

“If you are listening to the roar, you are going to miss the whisper.” ― Tracy Pinkerton.

Do not ask God to guide your steps if you are not willing to move your feet.

One of the remarkable proofs of maturity is getting to a point when you know what not to worry about; coming to a point where you know a thousand worries cannot fix an issue.

As we run this race called LIFE, more than once, we will be faced with seemingly overwhelming situations, pressures and challenges, but knowing how to maintain a clear head is what gives us access to solutions to all issues.

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace…” – Phillipians 4:6-7

Dear friend, if you still worry today about what you had sleepless nights about two years ago, you really haven’t grown much. A critical area we must grow is in our perspective and how we see things. Real growth changes how we see and respond to storms.
The same situation that will destabilize a child is the same situation a grown-up person sees and smiles.

As we grow in divine wisdom, it helps us to identify all the things we must never worry about. The real problem of life is the problem of sight.

“Worrying is arrogant because God knows what He’s doing.” — Barbara Cameron.

“There is never a moment when God is not in control. Relax! He’s got you covered.” ― Mandy Hale.

Once upon a time, there was a storm, and while everyone was panicking and imagining all forms of negative possibilities, Jesus was asleep – in the storm! (Matthew 8:23-27).

The disciples of Jesus woke him up and said to him, “Save us, Lord! We are going to die!” But Jesus reprimanded them. “Why are you gripped with fear? Where is your faith?” Then he stood up and rebuked the storm and said, “Be still!”
And instantly it became perfectly calm. The real problem is how you see the problem.

How you see things determines how you respond to them. There are lots of storms and vacuums in our lives that we need to start declaring the word of God over them, and we must refuse to shift ground in our declarations and our vision until we see what we want. This is the example Jesus modelled for us.

“You should be courageous, not because of who you are and what you’ve done, but because of who God is and what He has done!” – Wayne A. Mack

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” – Nelson DeMille

Worrying never moved a mountain.
Worrying never quenched a fire.
Worrying never turned disfavour into favour.
Worrying never fixed an issue.
Worrying is using your imagination to create something you don’t want.
Worry often gives a small issue a big shadow.
Worry causes stress. Prayer causes peace.
Worry less, pray more.
There is always a way out of every situation.

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.” – Henry Ward Beecher

So, if things must get better in your life, if you must enjoy a better flow of progress and peace, you need to intentionally change how you see and address situations. negative external forces and voices must stop determining how you define and address situations.

Refuse to give voice to fear and unbelief.
Refuse to panic like every other person.

Panic takes away confidence and clarity, besides, we can only access the help of God only in an atmosphere of peace, calmness and faith.

To get clarity and divine direction, step away from those who panic or confess helplessness. There was a reason why Jesus would always put out of the room those who panicked or showed anxiety over a situation before addressing such situations. (Matthew 9;24, Mark 5:40).

Change how you define every situation, no matter how overwhelming it appears.
Increase your focus and belief in the help of God.

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” — Elisabeth Elliot.

“Remembering the goodness of God in the past, will help us in seasons where it’s harder to see Him.” – Esther Fleece.

Looking up to God for help and direction does not mean you are irresponsible about the situation, it actually reveals that you are positioned to receive His peace and His guidance to know how to handle whatever you are confronted with.

So, when you begin to identify the things not to worry about, it is proof that God is working on your character and your focus, and you are growing in your confidence in God. This in itself is the greatest miracle, because everything else in your life will respond to this transformation.

The wisdom contained in this piece is the perfect recipe to navigating your way through tough situations.

I hope you learnt a thing or two from this.

Please, leave a comment below to share with me what you got from this!


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