It’s exam time and for many of you that means a large amount of stress and anxiety and fear. For me, it means writing this as a guilt free form of procrastination so I don’t have to revise. I can’t say exam stress is a particular affliction of mine.
But let’s get this straight: I am worried, stressed, fearful and anxious about a whole lot of other stuff. I’m afraid I’ll be single my whole life, I’m worried that I don’t know what to do with my life, I’m anxious about the expense of moving out next year, I’m troubled about my church, I worry what people think about me, I stress out about the uncertainty of the future, I’m terrified of drowning, I like being in control, I fear not being in control, I fear not knowing, I fear not being able to do anything to influence the direction of my life, I fear poverty, I fear illness, I fear loneliness, I fear being ignored…And that’s just the big stuff. On a micro level I fear that the text I just sent will be misinterpreted, I fear no one will like my ‘amusing’ status update (pathetic, I know), I fear that I’ll be thrust into a social situation I’m not comfortable with…
I fear because in this sinful, fallen and painful world there is so much to fear. Bu
And it wasn’t until today that I fully realised this because it wasn’t until today that I watched this:
It’s a sermon by Mark Driscoll on Luke 12 where Jesus says: “Do not fear, little flock.” and proceeds to tell us why we shouldn’t fear. I strongly urge you to watch it. In fact, I literally beg that you watch it because we are all afraid of something and we all need help.
Usually I’d try and summarise what Mark was saying but I’m not going to this time. If you struggle with fear, correction, you do struggle with fear, stress and anxiety so you need to invest a single hour of your time and watch the sermon.
What are you still reading this for? Watch it!
"Fear not little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom."
Luke 12 v 32