Thursday, December 4, 2008

Turning Fear Into Faith Part 4

Turning Fear Into Faith Part 4

Matthew 6:31, 33
“Therefore do not worry saying, “What shall we eat?” or “What shall we drink?” or “What shall we wear?” But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
Wow what a powerful verse and Jesus said this 2000 years ago, who says the Bible does not apply to today? Today we are going to be talking about worry and anxiety. How many times have you worried about what you were going to eat, or drink or wear? Well, Jesus tells us here that we must seek first the kingdom of God and all things will be added. I can tell you a little about worry and anxiety and how I turned it into faith.

After working a good corporate job, where my future goals consisted of being the youngest CEO in Citigroup (the largest financial institution in the world), my plans changed when I realized God had called me into the full time ministry. For a few years, I asked God questions like how could I take a reduced income when I am living paycheck to paycheck right now, how will I provide for my family, what about my benefits, what about my 401k, come on God I could minister to a lot of people in the corporate world. But, too many times I got confirmation that I was to be in the full time ministry and doors kept opening up. I made the choice to seek first the kingdom of God and since then I have not gone without and God has met all my needs.

1 comment:

Brian Miller said...

We share a similar story Brad, especially considering I was working with you when I walked away and went into ministry. God provides. Sometimes He shows us the next step but not the one after that...maybe that is why they call it faith. For me, operting in God's will is some of the most exciting and fearful moments.