For the past month, I have been getting up extra early on Sundays (I mean, not that early. I’m talking like 6:45am) to watch Steven Furtick preach live from Elevation Church followed by the Rock City message from the week before. So, I’m like…super holy. 😉 I recently stumbled across a message from Steven that really spoke to me. In this message, Steven preached about why we get anxious. He declared that “If you’re really good at worrying, you’ll be great at worshipping – it’s the same imagination serving the opposite purpose.”
I had to marinate on that one for a bit, but once it clicked, it completely made sense. When I worry, I imagine all the things that could go wrong in a situation and how I will gain control of it to reduce the chance of something else getting screwed up. But when I worship, I dig down deep and let go of the worry and attempt imagine everything God is capable of and how He will take my seemingly impossible situation and turn it into something good. I let go of control and imagine all the incredible things God can do that I definitely can’t, no matter how much control of the situation I have (which, as it turns out, is zero, zilch, nada, none).
We must stop checking the “fearcast” and start checking the “faithcast.” Fear tells me there is a 99% chance of the worst case scenario coming true. Faith tells me there’s a 1 billion percent chance of God coming through.
“If I settle on the far side of the sea, even (in San Salvador!) there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”
We can expect to see the goodness of the Lord! He has been too good for us to stay anxious!
And as it turns out, I am a fantastic worshipper 😉