Did you know worrying is a sin?
As I was studying yesterday, I discovered that worrying is a sin. I immediately texted my husband and asked him, “Did you know worrying is a sin?” He replied, “Yes.” I was shocked that either I knew this and had forgotten, or I was just discovering this. Either way I knew I had been sinning and needed to repent.
SIN #1 – WORRYING
Lately, I have been experiencing anxiety from the current problems that I’m facing. It seems that the weight of the issue hasn’t lifted since it began. I have sat wondering when we I experience breakthrough in my life. From all of this my light has been dimmed, fear has set in and I have been worrying about today, tomorrow and even my future.
But the Lord pressed upon my heart to study entrepreneurship this week. As I was led to study, I came across the scripture, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided for you.” (Matthew 6:33)
You may be thinking how the scripture relates to entrepreneurship. It does because even when you’re called to kingdom entrepreneurship you still must seek God and everything you do in your business knowing that God will provide.
I stepped into full-time entrepreneurship in October 2018. It hasn’t been quite a year since I took the leap of faith into running my own business. This by far has been the toughest thing I’ve done on my journey as a believer. I keep telling people that, “God has stretched me beyond what I thought I could handle. My baby hairs are even be stretched to their max capacity.”
"Taking a leap of faith is attached to trusting God beyond what you can see."
Seriously, I have worried about what’s next. Taking a leap of faith is attached to trusting God beyond what you can see. I haven’t done that completely on this journey. I have taken my focus off Jesus and I’ve felt the blows of not trusting Him completely.
The results of me taking my eyes of Him made me realize I was standing on shaky ground because it’s not something I’ve ever done before. It can be scary not knowing what the process is to be successful as an entrepreneur.
My biggest challenge has been building a business that is profitable to support my family. To not see profits but can only stand on the promise that God released is tough. I have been so busy worrying about the problem that I forgot how to love Jesus with trusting in Him and believing that His word is true. I became so consumed with the end result that I forgot to learn from the process of what He was taking me through.
The Lord reminded me, that He didn’t create me to worry or fear. I forgot to worship God and not the problem. I was committing idolatry by worshiping the problem. Because I forgot that it made my journey more difficult than it had to be. But even in all of this I had to find a cure for my anxiety, and it all led back to seeking God and trusting that He will provide for the vision He gave me.
SIN #2 – IDOLATRY
Today, I don’t know what dream God has given you but maybe you’ve been worrying about the when, how, what, and the who. I am here to encourage you to trust God. To worship Him by staying focused on Jesus and not your problems.
"Life is more than worrying about our problems."
Life is more than worrying about our problems. We are worth more than our circumstances because our Father is BIGGER than our problems. Our faith must increase if you want to see the promise. Don’t worry about what’s next in your chapter, just have faith and believe that God is going to do exactly what He said He would do.
Prayer of Repentance
Heavenly Father forgive me for worrying and idolizing about my problems. Cleanse my hands and purify my heart. Reset me to the daughter you created me to be before I took my eyes off you. Lord, set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, and I can’t control but that I desire more of you. Shift my focus back to you and the giving me the ability to trust you will provide. I love you, Lord! In Jesus name, Amen.