Monday, June 3, 2013

Overcoming Anxiety

Anxiety is one of Satan's greatest tools.  He laces lies with just the right consistency of truth so that we will take it in... and believe it!

Once ingested, the lies cause your blood to run cold, your heart to race and, ultimately, paralyze your mind… and sometimes even your body.

But you don't have to live like this.  After all, you only have today once… this week… this life once.  Do you really want to spend another moment bound by fear?

While it can come in many ways, anxiety is often fueled by a lack of trust.  There are a myriad of things that take our eyes off of God and strike fear in our hearts and we soon convince ourselves that this trouble can only be handled by the person we trust most - ourselves.

Problem is - we know our own weaknesses.  So fear begins again and we find ourselves trapped in a vicious cycle.

It is a character of the orphan spirit - a desperate need for security and control.  The orphan finds it difficult to trust... to connect with their AbbaDaddy, to rest knowing that He has our best interest in mind.

But remember this, to doubt God is to align yourself with Satan.  (That’s what Eve did when she chose to listen to Satan’s lies.)  Once you begin to doubt, Satan has his foot in the door and he'll keep on pushing until he's able to barge in and flood your mind with endless fears and worries.


Here are several tools you can use to fight anxiety:

-Control your thoughts – make it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:3-6 – worth memorizing).  Ask God to fill you with the mind of Christ.

The Lord confides in those who fear Him;
He makes His covenant known to them.
My eyes are ever on the Lord,
    for only He will release my feet from the snare. 
Psalm 25:14-15 

-Don’t live on mental Twinkies.  Your mind needs to be filled with more than just a quick sugar rush.  Instead, dig deeper into the Word and discover the power of God – that alone will lift your spirit to a level of trust you never expected!

-Worship! - I am convinced that entering in to the presence of God is the most empowering, most secure and most accepted place of love you can ever experience.  When faced with fears, start worshipping.  You'll be amazed at how your mind will be transformed.


Take your eyes off of the world around you – this stuff… that drama… those troubles… that sickness… these needs… they’re all gonna pass away.  And though they’re here today for you to deal with, you have an AbbaDaddy who says, “Come to Me.  Let Me deal with your worries.  All I want from you is your trust, your love, and your worship.”

Look up!

Reach out!

Trust Him!

PS - If anxiety and fear is something you struggle with, please email me.  I would be happy to pray for you and help you find freedom.

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