by Kenneth Copeland
Many Christians spend a lot of time worrying about their lives. They worry about their jobs, their families, their children, their homes, their schedules, the weather, traffic and more. The good news is Jesus died to free you from worry. It doesn’t have to exist in your life. Look at these five ways to get rid of worry.
Get Rid of Worry by Recognizing What It Is
Worry is just another word for fear, and fear has contaminated the faith of far too many believers. Fear has robbed them of their victory and deceived them into accepting defeat. Fear has deprived them of the great adventure of the Christian life. As born-again children of God, we don’t have any business living like that! We should be the most outrageously daring people the earth has ever seen. We ought to be doing the impossible by faith every day, turning the world upside down for Jesus and having the time of our lives!
Get Rid of Worry by Understanding Who You Are
For you to get rid of worry, it is absolutely essential that you understand who you are. You are not just an old sinner saved by grace. Your old man died the death of the Cross. The sin nature you inherited from Adam was crucified with Christ (Galatians 2:20). It is dead and gone! Now you are a child of the living God. You have Jesus’ own nature and life within you.
Get Rid of Worry by Going to the Fountain
Where there was once a fountain of fear on the inside of you, there is now a fountain of faith. The only way the enemy can get fear into you is by feeding it to your intellect. He must try to get it into your soul (your mind, will and emotions) by getting you to receive and act on it. Instead feed on the WORD. Check out the list of fear-busting scriptures to help you Stand Strong Against Worry.
Get Rid of Worry by Walking in Love
First John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear….” The words translated cast out there literally mean “to flush out.” When you begin to exercise the love of God, and the tide of love begins to rise, it just doesn’t leave any place for fear to reside. And since faith works by love, the higher the tide of love flows, the stronger your faith becomes. Eventually, you get to the place where all the fear is flushed away!
Get Rid of Worry by Dealing With It Immediately
Too many believers have let worry and fear creep into their lives a little at a time, and over the years, they’ve gotten used to it. Fear has become such a normal part of life that they’re blind to it. As a result, they don’t do what’s necessary to flush it out with the WORD of God.
Every time you notice a knot of worry in your stomach, it ought to be like a flashing red light to you. The moment you catch yourself thinking a fearful or worried thought, you should stop right then and deal with it by saying, “Jesus, I love You and I know You love me too much to let bad things overwhelm my life and my family. Heavenly Father, John 17:23 says You love me just as much as You do Jesus Himself. And I receive that love right now. I know Your love has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost and I thank You for it.”
Don’t do it just once or twice either. Do it every time you begin to sense that torment. The moment it arises, do it immediately—immediately!
Keep that up and you will get rid of worry. You’ll begin to live the worry-free lifestyle Jesus died and rose again to give you. Your life will truly become the great adventure God intended it to be!