That's Not Love, Sweetheart
So, the holiday season is approaching rapidly. I know that you have your expectations for this year. You are concerned about who can and cannot make it to the festivities. You are sorrowful about the loved ones who have passed away and will not be here to celebrate. You are stressing over the lack of income and the groceries you need to purchase or the gifts you need to buy. Some of you are worried that you will even make it to Thanksgiving or to Christmas. In fact, you are so use to worrying and fretting that you think it’s okay.
You think it’s okay to worry about your children while they are at school. You think it’s okay to fret over when your spouse will make it home from work. You’ve allowed yourself to be comforted by your ever present anxiety.
Well, you've lived this way for far too long.
Worrying about the present or the future of your loved ones is not a demonstration of love. Actually, it is the exaltation of your fear. You were never created to claim fear or allow it to have dominion over you. You were created to crush fear. To obliterate worry and anxiety. You were created to enjoy God’s peace. A peace that really…truly…passes understanding.
Today, ask God for the liberty that He died to offer you. Ask God for His peace. Surrender your loved ones to Him. Surrender your expectations to Him. Surrender your holiday season to Him. Ask God to make this holiday season what He wants it to be. I always say this to you: what God wants for you is better than what you want for yourself!
Fear is not love, sweetheart.