To be anxious is to be proud. Anxiety lies to you. It tells you that you’re in control. It expects you to know everything.
You’re supposed to be able to.
You’re supposed to know how.
Humility is content to accept limitations. Limitations of knowledge. Limitations of control.
John Piper has said that in any situation, God is always doing a thousand different things that we cannot see and do not know. God designed me to not have that vision or knowledge.
To covet it is to go beyond my limitations into anxiety.
Anxiety then has roots. Roots of pride and covetousness.
Thanks go to Hannah Anderson and her book, Humble Roots, for the inspiration for this post.