Fear Of Missing Out
Hello family! Can you believe it? We’re almost at the end of February! Time is passing by so fast and I just want it to slow down. FOMO. Anybody else had to look up FOMO? I did! It means fear of missing out. I recently experienced disappointment and started to focus on the missed opportunity and what possibly could have been my future. If you’re not careful the enemy will lead you down a dark path with that thinking.
It made me think a lot about Luke 21:33, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.” The earth and worldly things will come to an end but the Word of God is everlasting. I was encouraged by this scripture. My disappointment is only temporary but God’s Word is forever. I went to His Word and found the following scriptures.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV)
“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.” (Proverbs 16:9, NIV)
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9, NIV)
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false.
Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.” (Habakkuk 2:3, NIV)
I took my disappointment and hurt to God. I had an all out crying session on multiple occasions. You don’t have to stuff down your emotions and bear it alone. Emotions were designed by God and they are not bad. Genesis 1:31, “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” With that being said, you also must be careful that your emotions don’t lead you to harm and harm your spiritual health. God wants you to come to Him about EVERYTHING. His Word says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7, NIV)
It is not in God’s character to withhold any good thing from you. That’s not who He is. In fact His Word says, “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4, NIV) God takes pleasure in our desires. He longs to give you more than you can ever imagine so do not be discouraged when you get a “no” instead be encouraged. That “no” is only temporary because the Word of God is everlasting. Place your confidence and faith in God and be assure there is no FOMO with Him.