I’m one of those people who wants to say “yes” to every social engagement and opportunity.
Want to go out tonight? YES.
Want to hop on a plane to Europe? YES.
Want to volunteer to do this scary thing you’ve never done before? ALSO YES.
As a “yes” woman, I naturally have a hard time saying no. I constantly battle the fear of missing out.
What if I don’t go out with my friends tonight? I ask myself. Will they remember to invite me next time? Or I think, What if I say no to this opportunity? Will I regret it for the rest of my life?
Sometimes, it almost feels impossible to say "no". I want to take advantage of every possibility thrown my way. I want to do it all so that I never have to feel like I’ve missed out. It’s easy for this feeling to feed into an endless cycle of fighting my fears by saying “yes” to everything. But as long as my “yes” is rooted in fear, the cycle cannot be broken.
Do you ever suffer from the fear of missing out?
It’s hard to let go of these kinds of fears. When my fear threatens to overwhelm me, God’s Word reminds me that God is in control. The Bible tells me that God will take care of me. God understands my fears, and he offers to direct my steps.
If you’re battling the fear of missing out today, you can read through these three verses with me to remember God’s faithfulness:
- And with all his abundant wealth through Christ Jesus, my God will supply all your needs. — Philippians 4:19 (GNTD)
- Honor the Lord, all his people;
those who obey him have all they need.
Even lions go hungry for lack of food,
but those who obey the Lord lack nothing good. — Psalm 34:9-10 (GNTD)
- Protect me, O God; I trust in you for safety.
say to the Lord, “You are my Lord;
all the good things I have come from you.” …
You Lord, are all I have,
and you give me all I need;
my future is in your hands.
How wonderful are your gifts to me;
how good they are! — Psalm 16:1-2,5-6 (GNTD)
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