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"Anxiety either drives us to the Lord or to Mammon. It presents us with the clear choice of either finding comfort in Mammon or in God. Resolve and progress in the kingdom is only found by obeying the clear injunction to not be anxious. The choice is ours, to trust in the Lord or rely on our own understanding (Pro 3:5-6). …

Anxiety will either press us into the Lord, or into relying on ourselves. By leaning on our own understanding we rationalise our self-reliance, and thus, find our own life. In contrast, trusting in the Lord requires that we lose our life:

Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 10:39 NIV

The Greek word used for “life” is psuche, referring to our soul life — our mind, will, and emotions. And so, to “lose our life” demands the laying down of our soul-realm — that is, what we feel, think, or want in the face of life threatening circumstances."

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