It's just the way I am. Or is it?

It's just the way I am. I've been telling myself this for years about my habit of worrying. While that line of thinking might make me feel better about myself, it is just not true. If I believe that Scripture is the authoritative Word of God then I have to align my thoughts with His and He has made his will for me in this area perfectly clear. "For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control." (2 Timothy 1:7). He also says "...we have the mind of Christ." (2 Corinthians 2:16). Oswald Chambers expounds on this a little more in this excerpt from My Utmost for His Highest: "Fussing always ends in sin. We imagine that a little anxiety and worry are an indication how really wise we are; it is much more of an indication of how really wicked we are. Fretting springs from a determination to get our own way. Our Lord never worried and He was never anxious...Fretting is wicked if you are a child of God...all our fret and worry is caused by calculating without God." [Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest (1935; reprint, Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour, n.d.), 135.]

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