Organizing the Inside 365 Days

Empowering Christian Women To Get Organized and Discover God's Plan for Their Lives

Organizing the Inside – Day 235 I Changed My Mind Again and Again

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 (NLT)

Allow God to change your heart and your mind will follow.
You have taken your problem to a completely new level. You have analyzed it, broken it down, turned it sideways and the flipped it over again. You can’t seem to stop thinking about it, and now you feel you are closing in on obsessive behavior. It is keeping you up at night, and when you do finally fall asleep this problem shows up in your dreams. You often feel worried and overwhelmed. It’s time to invite God to change your heart.

Let’s face it worrying is SINFUL behavior.
If you are going over your problems that much, stop kidding yourself, that is not your analytical mind, that’s worry. Be honest, if you’re worried, you are not trusting God. Trusting God leads to a peace that assures me, He will never leave or forsake me. There is a change coming to your situation; so why are you looking down as though you’ve been defeated? Look up!!  1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.  3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.

Turning toward God is the key to getting unstuck!
To know Him is to love Him.
To love Him is to trust Him.
To trust Him is to serve Him.

One minute we trust Him, the next minute, maybe not so much. You want to fix it yourself. Then you realize you can’t, and you are only making things worse. Now you’ve become even more overwhelmed. So you give your problem to Him, oops you forgot (God had it) and you picked it up again. (I have been there, more than a few times) Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. James 4:8 (NIV) God is calling us today to “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (NLT)

Make a conscious decision today that you are going to take that problem to God and leave it there. Here are a few steps to help you through the process:
1. Write down what’s troubling you.
2. Find a scripture that speaks to your problem or concern, write that down next to the problem.
3. Make time for prayer.
4. Go BOLDLY before the throne of grace.
5. Acknowledge your guilt; you’ve been holding on to this issue, far too long.
6. Tell God exactly how you feel and bring God’s Word before Him.
7. Let it GO! Stay in prayer until you have completely handed it over and are done trying to handle things your own way.

Once you have completely let go, praise God.
Now that you have released your burdens to God, allow the Holy Spirit to guide you. Ask for direction on how to trust Him and walk by faith. What should your next steps be? Get a notebook and pen and take notes as the Holy Spirit speaks to you about what to do. Create the “TO DO LIST” that God wants you to have and get started now, don’t wait. Faith is about action, but worrying keeps you stuck. Get unstuck and allow God to be in charge of your “LISTS”. Start now!

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5 Comments»

  nightshade130 wrote @

Yep, I agree with you Liz. Worry is a killer of peace. I find that I tend to worry when I know for sure I am unprepared for something that I could have prepared for before hand because of sheer laziness. And also I think I worry when things are beyond my control. Sometimes we like to organize so much of everything within the lmits of our control that there is no room for faith in these instances because we know the outcome of our own devices. When things are beyond our control and we have no clue what the outcome will be, we start to worry stressfully becuase if it is not something we can control that is when faith should kick in. How many of us do this??? Plenty. I thank God though that He does help us to understand when He is in control of a situation. Faith requires us to stop being controlling and letting God take the controls of our lives so that He can guide us to better pastures. We are limited too in terms of vision and God’s Vision for us is sometimes greater than our thinking so we must set aside our worries and allow God to be in control. Some things just have to be handled by the divine.

Awesome Post Liz.
Sherline 😀

  Liz Mason wrote @

Amen Sister! Sometimes I find myself worrying too. You know when your side starts to hurt; I know it’s because I need to drink more Water. Yep, cool, refreshing, “Living Water” from the well of life…that never ever runs dry. Jesus, the best cure for too much worrying. Thanks for stopping by.

  teeceecounsel wrote @

Beautiful post! The word of God is power! The more we believe, obey and walk in it; the more we avail ourselves to divine experiences. God is looking for those through which to show Himself Mighty. Keep up the good work of enlightening us with the word!

  Liz Mason wrote @

Hey there Wise Counsel! Thank you so much for the kind words. Obedience brings the reward and disobedience requires a sacrifice. God sacrificed Jesus to redeem us from sin, it’s up to us to believe and receive all the rewards He has for us.
I’m happy you stopped by!

  teeceecounsel wrote @

You are welcome. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Our righteousnes is a gift of God which we receive by believing.
“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God-” (John 1:12).
And finally, by obeying, we become sons!
“because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” (Romans 8:14).
We must yield to the dictates, instructions, guidelines and direction of the Spirit.
Keep up the good work!


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