Why worrying kills God given dreams

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I am a strong advocate that if I am still breathing, then God still has a plan and purpose for me and over the last few years, I have been “stirred” to fulfil all that God created me to be.

Previously, I spent so many years worrying or procrastinating about life. I didn’t think I could achieve what God was asking me to do. Not because I didn’t trust in Him but life just seemed too “busy”. I mean…there was bills to pay and I had to think of my Husband and Daughter!

At the start of 2017, God challenged me to write a “want list”. At the time I was unsure why, and Kieren (my Husband) thought it was amusing (considering there was no extra finances) but God said to “write what I would love to achieve by the end of the year”. This ranged from a new ironing board (I know – it’s sad) to cars being repaired, a weekend away with Kieren and to even to have enough money to visit Family in the UK after 4 years. I wrote eighteen things on a scrap bit of paper and stuck it on the fridge.

Then time went by and life continued. School notices, car bills, pictures that Sarai had drawn – all got stuck in front of my list but one day God reminded me of it. I decided to start praying for these things because I used to spend nights worrying about “stuff”.

With reference to money, this is where we need to learn to trust God. Jesus invites us to live in a World where our heavenly Father provides for us. This doesn’t mean that we don’t have to work but we certainly do not need to worry.

Looking back, when I have been worrying about finances…about food being on the table or clothes in the drawers – it’s a sign of insecurity because if we put God and His kingdom first, then everything else follows.

I decided that rather than the busyness of life continuing – I wanted to pursue what God was asking of me – my purpose. I nervously stepped out. I’m not saying that it was easy and to start off with – the vulnerability was hard but I realised that God had given me the grace to achieve so much more than I had ever imagined. He told me to “dream bigger than I ever had before”.

Months went by and I started highlighting my list when those things I wanted – happened. To date – there are 13/18 highlighted.

Why do I tell you this…

I spent so much time worrying about the things that I could not control, instead of stepping out in faith and doing what God wanted. When I did what God was asking of me – He blessed us with the things that we needed…and the additional things that were on my “want list”.

Life will continue, whether you worry or not. The only difference is – do you want to get to the end of your life and have fulfilled everything that God created you for? If it’s a yes – don’t be afraid.

God has this.

He has you.

He knows what you need.

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Rebecca Brand

My hearts desire is for everyone to have an intimate relationship with Christ. To hear the voice of God and to experience His presence. Also, to help disciple others to discover their purpose within the body of Christ - through the power of the Holy Spirit.

My God-given dream is to break down barriers within life and the Church as a whole to strengthen and develop relationships within every denomination and bring unity - so that we will collectively raise up together and fulfil the Great Commission, within this lifetime.

I am living proof that no matter what your past was or whatever your life has become - God will use you to fulfil what He created you to do, when you step out in obedience and faith.

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