Daily Archives: January 4, 2020

trusting God in our profession

A successful businessperson admitted her fear of not maintaining her volume of sales. A headmaster admitted a similar fear of not maintaining student enrollment. The leader of a charity was afraid of a drop in donations due to new tax law changes. Students fear bad grades. Athletes fear a losing record. Parents fear for their children’s well being. The list goes on and on.

Fear, it seems is all around us. It is also a valuable indicator for the disciple’s life.

Generally, when I fear, my focus is on a problem. I should say my focus IS the problem. Because when my focus is ON the problem, it is misplaced. My focus is more helpfully placed upon God.

Two verses:

…What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?” (1 Cor. ‭4:7‬b)

Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. (Col. 3:2)

When I realize I am wrestling with fear or anxiety (not exactly the same) about circumstances, it is most helpful to use the fear as a reminder, an alert, or reminder.

First: All I have is from God anyway, so I need neither a big head nor a fear of failure.

Second: When I discipline myself to keep my focus on God regularly, he, as my focus, relieves me of my fear… because in my fallen state, fear is inevitable.

As I focus on him, my faith increases. As my faith increases, my heart and mind are freed to work at my profession with freedom and joy as I do my best and then…

trust him for the result!

A longer list of texts I use for meditating when I find myself afraid in circumstances is HERE.

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