Anxiety means: A strong, overwhelming desire or concern to do something or for something to happen.
If we are going to be victorious in this life we must understand that we must not be anxious. But what do I mean when I speak of being victorious in this life?
I am not speaking of having a successful business or Church or being able to finally pay off the mortgage or car loan. I am speaking of being able to please God by conquering sin and self and walking in holiness.
That is what living a victorious Christian life is all about, one is not a conqueror because they are able to grow a business in hard times or are able to succeed the rigours of university study while on a low income (There are many ungodly who have been there and done that).
The true conqueror is the one who has demolished the desires that lead to sin even though they may be poor or under-educated, the one who has faith in God is the true conqueror.
Jesus said, Matthew 6:34:
“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things.
Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Worry and anxiety are signs of faithlessness and a lack of trust in God. Such actions make God out to be a liar who says He is able but really is not, who says He cares but really does not.
Anxiety will defeat us and that overwhelming desire to do something or for something to happen will lead us into sin, Paul pleaded with the Philippian Church:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with
thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God...” Philippians 4:6