I want to look at these five things from a biblical perspective.
First, we can not please everyone but we can please God. God said this in Ephesians 5:8-10: “for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light (for the fruit of the Light consists in all goodness and righteousness and truth), trying to learn what is pleasing to the Lord.” He also said in Romans 12:1, “Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”
2. Fearing change. God told us not to fear tomorrow because he has a plan for our lives. Even though the plan may not be the same as what we’d planned, God knows what’s best for us. Jeremiah 33:3 says, “‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’”
3. God says that we shall not look to the past but rather we should look toward the future. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘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.’
4. Putting ourselves down shouldn’t be an option: the Lord plainly says he created us for a reason. We have a purpose in life. The Lord said in Psalm 139:14 (NIV), “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,I know that full well.” God created each and every single one of us with his special purpose in mind. He didn’t make any mistakes.
I don’t about you, but this is a huge one for me. I worry about and overthink everything. Here are two of my favorite verses about overthinking:
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” – Matthew 6:33-34, NIV
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14, NIV
I am trying to apply these biblical truths to these areas in which I’m struggling. I know these are common things that many of us struggle with, so I wanted to share these biblical truths with you. I hope God’s words on these struggles bless you as much as they’ve blessed me. Have a great Wednesday.
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