“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 we had in the bank and go anywhere to escape from the pressure. 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 talking. 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 decided 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 vacation or time away with your friends. Take a deep breath. 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 that day, “You’re not going to explode. You’re not going to lose it. You’re going to be alright. That’s just fear talking. 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.