I have always had an issue with worry. I used to make a joke that if they handed out degrees based on a person’s ability to worry, I would be on my way to getting a PHD by now if I didn’t have one.
Don’t get me wrong, I know and I’ve taught that worry is a sin- Philippians 4:6. When God told us not to worry, he was not joking, he meant it. Every time I consciously or unconsciously flout that instruction I commit a sin.
I keep confessing and asking for forgiveness for this particular issue but I never fully repented from it. This was one of the issues I alluded to in a previous post. (Read that post here: https://tobilobaajayi.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/dont-just-confess-repent/).
I was not repenting because I didn’t know how to do it. Trust me, I really wanted to repent but I did not know how to NOT worry. I know prayer works but some worry sessions were still seeping through the prayer cracks. Why?
Can anyone relate? If you can, keep reading.
Here’s what I found recently:
Peace is the antithesis of worry. I cannot worry and have peace. Fortunately when Christ died he gave me His peace- His perfect peace-John 14:27
Then why was I not walking in the peace that became mine the day Jesus became my Lord and Saviour?
This is what I found in Colossians 3:15 (AMP) ‘And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds……’
To have peace, I had to allow peace. I have to choose to let the peace which Christ has given me be the default setting of my emotions and I should always choose to remain in this default setting.
Peace is already available, but I have to choose it.
Worry is a choice. I can choose to worry or NOT worry.
You can make that choice too
There are two choices; worry or peace. Each of them is knocking at the door of my mind and I can only allow one.
I choose to allow peace.
Who’s with me?