From Full of Fear to Full of Believing!
The Word of God that I have learned in The Way Ministry has changed my life. Through the many classes, my Word Over the World Ambassador experiences, and the many opportunities to serve, I have built an “I can do” attitude! I have seen great deliverance over the years because of my faithfulness to control my thinking by believing the Word one day at a time. I have learned to not let the circumstances control my life, and I have learned that God will supply all of my need. I have seen God deliver me from being full of fear to being confident in my daily walk with Him. I have seen that with God all things are possible. The Word of God works when we believe!
The greatest VICTORY over the years has been to go from being full of fear to being full of believing! I am forever grateful for the many vehicles that The Way Ministry makes available so that the rightly divided Word can be learned and applied; all of our classes are designed to provide the maximum amount of learning in a minimum amount of time. I was spiritually thirsty, but I have been filled to overflowing with the Word of God taught by The Way Ministry. I have been able to receive God’s Word, retain God’s Word, and release God’s Word with others, which has contributed to my wholeness. God is able and willing, and with the spirit of God dwelling within me, “I can do”!
I Could Choose What I Would Think About
When I was about ten years old, I started having a hard time going to sleep at night. I would lie awake going over the day and worrying about things….Would I do well on my test tomorrow? Why did my friend say that unkind thing to me? Am I good enough to go to heaven? What is hell like? Will the monster in the closet finally get me tonight? For an hour or two after going to bed, I would ponder questions like these and agonize over what-ifs. I didn’t feel like I had anyone I could go to with my troubles, so I mostly kept them to myself.
Fast-forward ten years to my first encounter with The Way Ministry. The green sign-up card for the Foundational Class had a number of claims that students had reported the class had done for them. One was “overcomes worry and fear.” My fears had intensified and become more complex during those ten years. (What will I do with my life? What if no one ever wants to marry me? What if I get cancer? What if we have a nuclear war?) So overcoming worry and fear was just what I wanted and needed, although it seemed too good to be true.
As I sat in that Foundational Class and heard the Word, I believed maybe, just maybe, it was true. I learned that God didn’t want me to be fearful, but He gave me power, love, and a sound mind. I learned that I could take my troubles to my heavenly Father and He would take care of everything. And I learned that I didn’t have to follow my emotions and feelings, but instead I could choose what I would think about. That last one especially was a completely new concept to me. I found a confidence and fearlessness that I had never experienced before, and it was exhilarating!
Years later I went through a difficult transition in my life. Again I was experiencing sleepless nights and troublesome thoughts revolving in my mind. I knew the thoughts were contrary to the Word, but how to turn them off? My solution was to choose a verse and keep repeating it until I went to sleep. If I woke in the middle of the night and my mind started down a negative path, I would start reciting Isaiah 26:3: “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” I would say it over and over until God’s Word derailed the negative thoughts, because I can only hold one thought at a time. I did that for many months, and it worked every night I needed to use it.
The Way Ministry has taught me so many things these forty-plus years, and everything I’ve applied with faithfulness and believing has worked. The Word just works. I thank God that He called me to this ministry so I could learn His Word.