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This past week I’ve been reading in The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis for my English class. There are so many concepts and theories about the Church that I haven’t thought about before. One of them I thought was very good.
“There is nothing like suspense and anxiety for barricading a human’s mind against the Enemy. He wants men to be concerned with what they do; our business is to keep them thinking about what will happen to them.” (The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis © 1941)
So God wants us to be focused on our witness for him in our families and friend. Satan, on the other hand, wants us to be focused on the ‘what ifs?’ Sounds easy, but it’s very hard to do. For example, driving home last night from Indiana was pretty tense. My mom didn’t want me driving, but she was pretty tired herself. Every time we hit the drunk bumps I sent a prayer heavenward that we wouldn’t wreck! Fortunately, we got home safe and my worries were for nothing.
But whether or not your fears are real, it hurts our relationship with Christ if we don’t trust Him. Satan wants us trying to do everything ourselves; to have a false sense of control. This allows us to feel at ease, and secure. But when God is in control, why should we get in the way? Once we learn to ‘let’ God do what He will, you will be surprised at how much easier life becomes. Instead of trying to do someone else’s job, we can now comfort others and bring Christ into others lives.
Jesus is known for being quite the authority on fear. In Matthew 6:31-33 He said, “So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” So on that note, I hope you guys have a worry-free week!