Do Not Be Anxious

Discipleship Study - Gratitude - Do Not Be Anxious- Philippians 4-6 - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Study – Gratitude – Do Not Be Anxious- Philippians 4-6 – Growing As Disciples

 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  Philippians 4:6 (NIV)

To Help Me

Why do you think that you worry so much about anything and everything? You seem to move from one worry after another. You are right about that. My biggest worry is that I will be a failure. What has all your worry done for you? Not much of anything positive that is for sure. Worry has caused me to say no to you, of that, I am very sure. I have doubted my abilities and your call on my life. I have thought that I couldn’t possibly do what you were asking me to do for you. You right about half of that statement. What’s that, what do you mean? You can’t do what I am calling you to do, by yourself, without my help. I want to work in and through you. I want you to rely on my strength. I want you to draw near to me and ask me for my help. Every time I ask you to do something for me you will need my help. So, feeling a little inadequate isn’t all that bad. But, don’t look at yourself and think about your inability. The second you begin to think that you can’t do something agree with that thought and ask for my help. Believe that I will work in and through you. Trust that I will be with you to help you. Don’t say no to me and shrink back. Say yes to me and move forward. Yes Lord, I will.

Let’s talk about your fear of failure for a moment. How much of a failure could you possibly be? I’m not sure how to answer that question. Let me put this question to you another way. You are my child. I am your Father. I made you. I am molding and shaping your life. I’m leading you through life. My Holy Spirit lives inside of you. I am praying for you. I will never leave you or forsake you. I will give you all the strength that you need to live your life for me. One day when your life on this earth ends you will begin to live forever in heaven with me. Now, I will ask you that very same question again, “How much of a failure could you possibly be?” I will never be a failure. Yes, that’s exactly right.

When you start to worry, what will you now do differently? Worry will be sign for me to come to you in prayer. I will talk with you about everything that I have begun to worry about. I will turn every worry that I have into a prayer. I will give thanks to you because I know that you will hear and answer my prayers. Yes, I will. You will give me all the strength that I will need to live my life for you. Yes, I will. Thank you Father that you are always with me to help me.

Lord, I have been a worrier about anything and everything. I know that you love me and are in control. I am so thankful that you hear and answer my prayers. Help me to always turn all my worries over to you in prayer. Amen

Gratitude – Philippians 4-6 – Do Not Be Anxious – 4 Page Discipleship Study Guide

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