Warrior or worrier?

A Christian who is not a native English speaker recently attempted to praise someone by saying she was a spiritual warrior. Instead, he wrote that she was a great “worrier.”

Christ wants us to be warriors in the Kingdom of God, rather than worldly worriers.

He wants us to do something constructive, rather than fret about everything.

Our Lord tells us to fight for the faith and allow him to create new life in the lost, rather than drown in fright of bad things that might happen.

Paul barks out these orders: “Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong” 1Co 16.13 NET.

Remember, you can’t fight and fret at the same time. You can’t stay alert when you’re worried about getting hurt. You can’t stand firm when you squirm with each imagined discomfort. Strength comes from focus, fear disperses vision, and worry blinds one to God’s power.

So what are you going to be, a warrior or a worrier?

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

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