I awoke this morning with the weight of the world upon me. Throughout the night I was having dreams which ended with doom or panic because doom was inevitable. As I picked up my phone it registered a text of evil from an unknown sender. I recognize all of this as attacks so I took all of this to God this morning. Once I finally got all of this journaled and asked God what I am to believe from it, He said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, both you and your household.” Acts 16:31. God went on to tell me that my worry is due to an absence of surrender. The weight I sense is an indication for me to surrender. These battles are spiritual ones. Worry is the flesh’s response to a spiritual matter. That is why we are to “not worry”. Instead we are to surrender it and then “believe/trust” that God is Who He says He is–God Almighty.
I have much to learn about all of this, but I am committed to staying the course with God, Jesus Christ and The Holy Spirit. This must be what Paul talked about when he said he was running the race. He was definitely a new creation and he was learning to run the race of life that was totally surrendered to God’s Leadership in his life.