Just the other day I was worried about a bid opportunity that had presented itself. I really wanted to participate so badly, but I didn’t have enough funds to pull it through. It just wasn’t coming together. I felt worried and anxious that I would miss this opportunity which may not present itself again. I had nightmares that haunted me night in and out- seeing myself so close, then it slips. Well, this didn’t help me one bit. I felt paralysed, despondent and filled with despair.
I felt as though I would be disappointing all the people who are looking to me to succeed and more importantly, myself. I had been knocking my head over with worry. Let me tell you something, a day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
Two days we must never worry about- yesterday and tomorrow. God tells us that tomorrow will take care of itself. In Matthew 6:34, He says: “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Worry, fear, anxiety, doubt and despair are enemies that try to bring us down. Being worried will only choke us from enjoying our health and blessings. I have learnt to keep my spirit up by giving thanks for my blessings instead, as well as by taking action. I’m so glad we are running with this intentional theme of taking ‘relentless action’ for 2019 here at Shapers Church. All it takes is for us to focus on being diligent and giving our very best. God will do the rest.
I realised how much love and support I have and what a blessed life I have, because I was able to meet the requirements for this opportunity that showed up, based on the network and relationships I had already built up through the years. A good name is indeed better than riches, as we were able to find creative solutions to put this bid together. I know I left no stone unturned in making this a formidable bid.
I have played my part. So now, I rest easy in the assurance of the word of God that says:
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7).
I now move on to the next opportunities that are before me knowing full well that God’s plans are to prosper us as Jeremiah 29:11 declares.
So folks, worry not, I say.
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