Overcoming Anxiety

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God knows that his children get anxious.  He has sent many words through his messengers about overcoming fear that has blessed people for generations.

Paralyzing Fear

Some mistakenly think that they can live totally free of fear.  This is not the case.  Fear keeps you safe.  You do not touch a hot iron for fear of being burnt; you do not run into traffic for fear of getting hit.  This is healthy fear.  But, fear that makes you not go forward when you should is not the way God wants you to respond to life.  Some things you must do even if you are afraid. 

Power to Go Forward

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) reads like this, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”   The spirit of fear is the thing that keeps you in bondage and it did not come from God. When you understand this you can change how you handle your life.   You make the decision in your mind to move forward with the confidence of your faith.  God allows fear, but not the spirit of it. Move out in power and love because you’re mind is sound.  

Fear No Evil

In the Bible King Saul was trying to kill David.   David had to go forward knowing his life was in danger. His confidence was so strengthened that even with the opportunity to kill Saul he did not do it.  David had knowledge that he would be the next king; that prepared him to say he would fear no evil.  When you are sure of your faith in God a threat of death brings minimal anxiety. 

Overcoming Anxiety

Being anxious is characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or brooding fear about some contingency.   This simply means that what you are fearing cannot happen without another set of circumstances taking place. How do you get past these feelings and accomplish your goals?  You live inside of the portion of Prayer of Serenity that says, “To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.”

Going one step at a time moves you, and with this practice you will walk right out of the anxiety that keeps you frozen in place; this is the only way to the destiny that God has designed for you.   Keep walking and fear no evil because God will never leave your side.  

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