Anxiety is among my many disorders, dysfunctions, and disabilities. I accept the emotion. It’s my first step in my action plan to acknowledge it, consider its source, thank God, identify His answers, obey His instructions, and nurture what He gives me to replace my anxiety.
I could deny everything, admit nothing, and even make counter accusations. Instead, I acknowledge it. I acknowledge it, but I don’t surrender to it. Like the weather, it’s beyond me, but if I prepare for it I can react better.
I consider the source of my anxiety to be anything and everything I want to control, hang onto, or dominate that’s beyond me. That includes almost everything! The world around me shakes non-stop, always rattles, and rolls all the time. I can’t even count on Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp anymore! It seems that whatever can be shaken is shaking! Anything and everything can trigger my anxiety.
Thank God! I do. I thank God. I know He’ll get me beyond this. I trust Him. Thank God! I thank God. I do!
Please, I begged Him, help me identify answers to my anxiety!
“Do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?” He asked.
He answered my question with a question!
“Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’” He added.
I nodded in agreement. My anxiety started to shrink.
“Do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” He warned.
Three times He told me not to be anxious! He identified the answers to my anxiety.
I acknowledge anxiety, but I obey my Lord. I believe. No more anxiety! I’m praying about everything, and worrying about nothing. I don’t know how it works, but His peace guards my heart and mind when I open up to Him and unload. I have no room for doubt or anxiety. Obeying Him feels good.
Peace feels better than anxiety. I want to grow more, have more, and share more. I want to nurture it. It’s one of the fruits of The Spirit!
Answers to my anxieties for the day came from Matthew 6:25, 27, 34, and Philippians 4:6-7
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