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Early in my walk with Christ, as a new leader for a consulting start-up in Syracuse, New York, the presence of the Lord nudged me as I read: “Do not be anxious about anything…”
“Gary, this verse is for you.”
In the midst of this moment with God (Kairos moment), I experienced the Holy Spirit reveal the very depths of my soul: I was a worrier.
Shy as a young man growing up, I worried about everything. With any upcoming speaking engagement, before sales presentations to clients, in meetings with large groups which might call for impromptu speaking, and around project challenges, whatever the circumstance, I became anxious and overcome with useless worry.
As I meditated on this passage, and committed it to heart, it was if the Holy Spirit was saying:
“My peace is an inner treasure that I died a criminal’s death to bless you with. Receive this “gift of peace” growing within you as you trust in me. Challenges in life cannot touch it, if you confide in me.”
Over the ensuing weeks, months, and years, I found this verse coming to mind when I entered into difficult situations. As I confided in him and laid the situation before him, the Lord fulfilled his promise to me over and over again….”the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”
This Kairos moment with the Lord, transformed my heart and mind. The trajectory of my life in business shifted from less anxiety in the midst of circumstances to more joy in the adventure.
We have opportunities each and every day to enter into Kairos moments with the Lord. May we embrace these moments as God guides us in our work.