Anticipation, is it a good thing?
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication,
with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God,
Anticipation, regardless of the cause, stems from the root of distrusting God.
Anticipation preoccupies our thoughts, either with doubts and fears, in the form of
questions, concerns and confusion, such as: What if it does or doesn't happen? What do I
do then? What is the worst that may happen? I wonder when it will happen?
God does not wish for us to be anxious. He has not given us a spirit
of fear or timidity, but of power love and a sound mind,
2nd Timothy 1:7.
We can rest assured that God is not confused, fearful or anxious, in heaven as He sits on His
throne and nether should we be.
- Anticipation of personal desires, (unwise).
Whether it be a lust of the flesh or a godly desire, will often times provoke you to
do foolish things that you otherwise would not do, as trying to make them happen, etc.
and the king said to them, I have had a dream, and my spirit is
anxious to know the dream, Daniel 2:3.
- Anticipations of the unknown, (uncertainly).
But as for your donkeys that were lost three days ago, do not be
anxious about them, for they have been found,
1st Samuel 9:20.
- Fearful anticipations, (worry).
And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor
have an anxious mind, Luke 12:29.
- Results of being anxious, (you speak unwisely).
Therefore my anxious thoughts make me answer, Because of the
turmoil within me, Job 20:2.