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​​In today’s economic climate, countless people are worrying about their money, assets, and investments. If you are one of those people experiencing anxiety in your financial life, we want to help you shift your focus.

In today’s WealthBuilders Podcast, “The Worry Free Life: How to Destroy Financial Anxiety Forever,” host Karen Conrad Metcalfe welcomes WealthBuilders Africa leader and Pastor Tafara Butayi to discuss powerful biblical strategies that will help us experience financial freedom. Are you ready to explore how your faith in God’s promises can become the catalyst that transforms your economic life? Then click here  to listen to today’s podcast.

SHOWNOTES:

Jesus shows us how to deal with worry. 

  • Jesus acknowledges that as long as we are in this world, we will face tribulations.
  • He assures us that in Him, we can have peace that surpasses all understanding.
  • In Matthew 6:25-33, Jesus instructs us not to worry, but to prioritize the kingdom of God.

Jesus also warns us about worry.

  • In the gospels, The Parable of The Talents mentions “the thorny ground.”
  • In Mark 4:1-20 and Luke 8:4-15, Jesus warns that worry can choke the word of God in our lives.

Paul also encouraged us to stop focusing on worrying.

  • In Philippians 4:6-8, Paul encourages believers not to be anxious but to pray and focus on positive things.
  • Worry is a form of meditation. 
  • It is important to keep God on our minds instead of focusing on negative emotions. 

Instead of worrying, we can cast our cares on God.

  • The Greek word for “father” emphasizes God’s protection, nourishment, and provision.
  • Casting cares involves forcefully thrusting them away, not fishing for them.
  • 1 Peter 5:7 tells us to cast all of our anxieties on God because He cares for us.

We should avoid speculative imagination.

  • Worry is a figment of imagination and the enemy’s deception
  • In the story of Joseph found in Genesis 37, people in Joseph’s life presented false information that could have caused stress.
    • Sometimes the enemy will try to present us with false information to try to get us to worry. 
    • The acronym FEAR means False Evidence Appearing Real
  • Jacob’s response is an illustration of speculative imagination leading to unnecessary grief
  • 99.9% of worries never come true, yet consume time and energy

Combat worry by creating a mental perimeter. 

  • Proverbs 4:23 tells us to guard your heart diligently for out of it flow the issues of life.
  • Philippians 4:8 says to allow only noble, pure, virtuous thoughts in your mind.
  • We should embrace God’s good thoughts and promises instead of negative, fear-based ones.
  • Jesus paid the price for our peace and freedom from worry
  • The solution to worry can be found in the word of God.

God is our ultimate refuge in times of worry. But, there are times when he also blesses us with resources to help guide us with practical advice and wisdom. 

invest in yourself

It is important to invest time in learning from experienced mentors and resources to help counter areas of worry and stress. The 2024 WealthBuilders Conference is an opportunity for people to gain the tools they need to overcome stress and worry to reach their goals. Click here to learn more and get your tickets.