Little Faith – Anxiety
What can be referred to as having “little faith”?
Throughout the next upcoming weeks I will talk about what Jesus said regarding this issue, and how we manifest this little faith.
Unfortunately, women are more emotional than men, and the more needs we have the greater the tendency to act upon our feelings.
Today, here on the blog, I will identify the first characteristic that Jesus said about someone who possesses little faith. Do you want to know what it is?
The first thing was anxiety:
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?… Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?” (Mt 6:30)
This first characteristic is most common among women because when everything gets out of order, something unexpected or new happens, or when we lose control of the administration that’s when we starts going crazy.
We lose control of our needs, requirements and plans.
That’s when we show who we have been in our relationship with God. This is when we manifest the kind of belief or relationship we have with God. And this is where many fall short in their faith.
The need to have at least the minimum or what is just “screams” more than faith.
I’ll never forget what the book Bulletproof Marriage says about people with necessities. It says that when someone has their needs unmet they loose control. Men get angry and women become overly anxious and worried about the future. This causes lack of sleep and their life becomes a living hell because they are in need.
When someone is need they go into despair.
But then, where does faith come in? And when do we manifest our faith?
It comes in when you use your reason!
When analyzing what you have learned putting it into practice, and you belief that this is what is best for you.
Let’s see what Jesus said:
“Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing?…” (Mt.6 :26 -28)
Intelligent faith teaches us to think, to observe what God does and not worry about our needs. Isn’t that what Jesus said? “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them.”
Faith is so wonderful!
Faith requires belief and dependence on Him. And to act upon that belief!
My dear reader, I don’t know what your needs are at the moment, but I know that this can make you irrational and go against God’s will.
Because when we act based on our need or feelings anxiety takes holds of our emotions and this prevents us from materializing our faith!
What should I do then?
Notice what God does and don’t pay attention to your emotions.
In the next post I will continue to talk about what you should pay attention to.
24th April 2017 at 16:01
Thank you for a great insight Ms Vivi today I learnt through this post that if I read well the words of God, we will be able to use it by faith to change the situation in our lives instead of being anxious about it.
23rd October 2014 at 1:55
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13th June 2014 at 5:58
Thankyou , this post helped me to ignore my anxiety, & open up my eyes
13th May 2014 at 16:17
THANK YOU THIS POST RILLY SPOKE TO ME.