Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
THE PROBLEM DEFINED
The word 'anxious' above comes from the idea of distraction. It means to be 'troubled with cares', (ring any bells?) and it’s as if the troubledness stems from our minds being taken up with TWO (or more) things at once - as in "divided or separated into parts" - which is the root word from which the word 'anxious' comes in the Greek text!! Now isn't THAT interesting!!! Talk about trying to serve God and the world at the same time! - calculated to tear you apart...
So there may be this DREADFUL CONFLICT between:
.:: Trying to have FAITH in the Lord
.:: But being DISTRACTED with the circumstances of our life at the time...
and from this division of our mind and spirit comes the ANXIETY, which of course, HELPS NO ONE IN ANY WAY AT ANY TIME! Thus: "Be anxious for... exactly NOTHING!!!"
THE ANSWER IS HERE!!
In my messages here and in other places, I say over and over that the primary FOCUS of all of our life has to be the LORD. Our life has to REVOLVE AROUND the THINGS of God and RELATING to Him and OBEYING Him. Fail to get this FOCUS - and you've FAILED, period!!!
Instead of having the RIGHT FOCUS, for most Christians it's THINGS that we want, or it's our FEELINGS: our excitements, joys, desires, hardships, sadnesses. Sadly the majority of these things are of THE WORLD for most folks - rather than of GOD!
7 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. 8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
We reap what we sow. We can either sow to the flesh (the world, and most expecially what I want to do) and reap corruption. Or we can sow to the Spirit (God and His will for you and your life) and reap everlasting life. This is VERY STRONG STUFF, hey!!!
IN ORDER TO QUIT LIVING NO DIFFERENTLY FROM THE WORLD AROUND US,
AND BEGIN TO LIVE A NEW SPIRITUAL LIFE, AND FOCUS, AND ESPECIALLY ATTITUDE,
ACCORDING TO HIS HOLY WORD!!!
You don't know HOW to do this?? Well, because I've DONE it, IF you determine to get serious about it, then reading my messages and following what they say CAN help you with this (just click the "Previous" and "Next" links beside the flashing red arrow).
I earnestly pray that you WILL!!
- BM and Mrs BM