I was planning on writing a post about the fear of missing out, but while thinking about it and researching, I came across this article from DesiringGod.org and thought it was great. So instead of writing a post (for now) I thought I would encourage you to check out this article by Jon Bloom!
Four Ways to Fight the Fear of Missing Out
The four ways:
1. Listen to Jesus
2. Instruct Your Heart
3. Fast From Feeding The Thing
4. Engage in Kingdom Work
I particularly find the reminder at the end helpful:
If your trust is in the “Author of life” (Acts 3:15), “all things are yours” (1 Corinthians 3:21–22). Jesus has purchased for us “every spiritual blessing” (Ephesians 1:3) and imperishable “treasures in heaven” (Matthew 6:20). No fantasy will ever deliver the happiness it promises us. We know this because no fantasy ever has. The fear that reveals The Thing is a false fear.
So leave it behind and “strain forward to what lies ahead [and] press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13–14).
Take a gander at the rest of the article!
This post is part of a 31 day series called Faith > Fear. You can read all of the posts here.
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