Before I became a Christian I used to worry about everything. Appliance breakdowns would be a major disaster in our family. And God forbid if the car broke down on a trip. I would rant and rave at my wife and children about things that matter little in eternity. Then Jesus came. Boy, He sure makes a difference doesn’t He? He overhauled our family and he can do the same for yours. I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. Instead I have handed everything over to the Lord. Take my advice it’s a whole lot easier that way. 2 Corinthians 4:16 – 18 were the first Scriptures that I ever memorized and they helped me to see the heavenly picture. I hope they help you too.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
We must take our eyes off of circumstances, and look to Jesus. Anytime we look to that which is seen we are addressing the superficial problems of this life. Don’t forget we are fighting a spiritual war and the weapons we fight with have divine power. Second Corinthians 10:4 & 5 says, “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.” The enemy is no match for you when you are IN CHRIST. When you put on Christ you are a powerful ambassador for God so stop sweating the small stuff and understand fully who you are in Christ Jesus!
1 John 4:4 says, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” You are not greater than Satan because of yourselves, but it is because of Christ. That is why it says in James 4:7, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Remember, submit yourselves to God. When you do that you have the power to resist the devil. He has no hold on you. He is powerless when you are IN CHRIST. That is why Paul, through the Holy Spirit wrote Romans 8:1; “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Notice, that there is no condemnation to them that are IN CHRIST, who do what? They are the ones that walk after the Spirit. You cannot be IN CHRIST and continue to walk after the flesh. So brother and sister in Christ determine to put on the WHOLE armor of God and begin to live a victorious Christian life.
Remember that it is In Christ that all the answers are brought to bear. It is God’s will that will be done, not man’s! You see, God never demands anything from us that He has not already given us. He has given us the power to succeed. Now there are only three things that we need to do. Number one, know that we have it, number two, use what we have and number three “Don’t sweat the small stuff!”