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Fearless - Fear of Missing Out

Mike Popenhagen

Fear of Missing Out

Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.” 
Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3 So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian slave Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. 4 He slept with Hagar, and she conceived. 
When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “You are responsible for the wrong I am suffering. I put my slave in your arms, and now that she knows she is pregnant, she despises me. May the Lord judge between you and me.” 
6 “Your slave is in your hands,” Abram said. “Do with her whatever you think best.” Then Sarai mistreated Hagar; so she fled from her. 
7 The angel of the Lord found Hagar near a spring in the desert; it was the spring that is beside the road to Shur. 8 And he said, “Hagar, slave of Sarai, where have you come from, and where are you going?” 
“I’m running away from my mistress Sarai,” she answered. 
9 Then the angel of the Lord told her, “Go back to your mistress and submit to her.” 10 The angel added, “I will increase your descendants so much that they will be too numerous to count.”  - Genesis 16:1-10

 

What does “FOMO” do to us?

  •  FOMO believes the lie God is withholding from us.
  •  FOMO believes the lie that we have to “Make IT Happen”.
  •  FOMO produces envy, jealousy, unrighteous comparison and blames others.
Now the Lord was gracious to Sarah as he had said, and the Lord did for Sarah what he had promised. 2 Sarah became pregnant and bore a son to Abraham in his old age, at the very time God had promised him. - Genesis 21:1-2


When we seek God and trust His will for our lives we will be rewarded at the perfect time.

How to trust God with where we are now.

  • Be content with where you are and what you have now.
I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. - Philippians 4:12-13
  • Be genuinely happy for others.
  • Rejoice with those who rejoice… - Romans 12:15