What’s the secret to being care-free? As his child, God wants you to have zero worries. And the first step is to be humble!
“Humble yourselves, then, under God’s powerful hand, so that he may lift you up at the right time. Throw all your care upon him, because he cares about you.” 1 Peter 5:6-8 NTE
Being humble is a choice we make. It’s something we do to ourselves.
When we humble ourselves, we put everything under God’s powerful hand. We let him take full control and decide how things will turn out. We trust him 100%.
God is the one who will promote us to a place of influence. He does the lifting, not us.
In this state of humility, we can throw our worries on him! Everything that makes us anxious becomes his problem, not ours.
Everything we do is in RESPONSE to HIS ABILITY, instead of being our RESPONSIBILITY.
This is how we know that God cares for us:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 NIV
Christmas is here, and everything reminds us that God cared enough to send his Son Jesus to be our Saviour.
Jesus showed us the way. He was humble and submitted himself to his Father’s will in all things.
Dear friend, humble yourself and let God take control. Let him be the one that lifts you up, in his time. Throw every single worry on him, and be care-free!
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