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The Power of Worry and The Power of the Tongue

Let's talk about it! First of all, let us define the word 'WORRY'. The dictionary defines Worry as: to give way to anxiety or unease; allow one's mind to dwell on difficulty or troubles. Based on this definition alone, as a believer, you and I can conclude that worry is not God's plan for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11). I find this astonishing because I have spent most of my time around believers, and I have to say at least 80% of them live their lives constantly worrying. It is seldom to find a believer full of faith and hope.

Don't get me wrong, I am not excusing the reality of life. Things happen. Hard things, and sometimes unimaginable difficult things happen to people. This I know, and I am very convinced that Christ knows too. This is why He left us this promise in John 16:33. Now what is my point? I would like to ask the same question Jesus asked; 'can Worry add any day to your life'? (Luke 12:25-26) If I had to answer honestly, No. Worry has never added a fruitful day to my life. With that said, then why do we not engage Christ when 'worry' shows up? I am convinced that it is because as believers, many of us are more reactive than proactive when it comes to our 'thoughts'. I am sure you are very familiar with the scripture that commands us to take all thoughts captive to obey Jesus (2 Conrinthians 10:5). Read that scripture again: 'casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ' NKJV. To me it reads as a 'command'. This tells me that God expects us to counteract every thought that exalts itself against Christ with the Word of God. This includes 'worrying thoughts'.

The Holy Spirit is our comforter. God knows we need comfort in times of distress. In times when everything seems cloudy, dark, and maybe painful. We are not void of feeling pain. In fact, it is healthier to feel pain and cry, but God does not want us to stay in it beyond the appointed time (John 11v35). Now we raise the question to 'what is the antidote to worry?'. The simple answer is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is our solution, period 🙌🏾. Now the long-winded answer is that Christ has given us powerful tools which are:

#1 His WORD! If you do not read and meditate on the Word of the Lord, you will not know what promises, attitudes, or remedies that are available for you against worry.

#2 The TONGUE! I don't think Christians understand how powerful the words that we speak are. When we meditate on the Word of God, it starts to reconstruct our thoughts, which in turn changes our language. We have to do this by verbally speaking to the thoughts that do not align with the Word of God. The Biblet tells us that the power of life  and death resides in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21). If you do not open your mouth to speak the Word of God, you are literally entertaining the enemy.  Jesus Christ was in the desert fasting for 40 days and 40 nights, every time the enemy came with a thought /word that was not of God, Jesus Christ verbally spoke to Satan and told him what the Word says (Matthew 4:1-11). Start telling the enemy what the Bible says regarding that thought of worry.

Will it be easy? No. Will it be challenging? Yes. Is it possible? Yes, because we have the greatest helper on our side, the precious Holy Spirit. He will help you, just ask Him🤍

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