“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” Philippians 4:11. NKJV.
I remember one day I told my husband that I felt exhausted and that I needed a vacation. Although we couldn’t afford it, I wanted to take everything in the bank and go anywhere just to escape for a moment from the pressures of life. I feared that if I didn’t get away, I would explode. But God spoke to my heart and said, “You’re not going to explode. You’re not going to lose it. You’re going to be alright. That’s just fear. You’re in a new place in Me now, and it is time you begin to operate by faith and not fear.” At that moment I made a decision that with or without a vacation, I was going to be alright, and I was.
Fear can make you feel like you won’t make it unless you get what you think you need or want. The truth is, you’re going to be alright my sister even if you don’t get the job, the house, the much-needed vacation or time away with your closest friends. God didn’t give you a spirit of fear; He gave you a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (see 2 Timothy 1:7). I’m going to tell you the same thing God spoke to me, “You’re not going to explode. You’re not going to lose it. You’re going to be alright. That’s just fear. You’re in a new place in Me now, and it is time you begin to operate by faith and not fear.”
Prayer: My Father God, thank you for growing me up and helping me to mature in Christ. Thank you for showing me what it means to be content and trust you with all my heart. I know everything is going to be alright because you are in control and you love me. Help me learn to operate by faith and not fear. In Jesus’ name, Amen.