How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety
Did you know that you can live in perfect peace? Did you know that fear and worry are tools of the enemy to keep you from your destiny? I’m so tired of the enemy tricking us into thinking that fear and worry are some kind of normal emotion.
It seems to be so socially acceptable to worry about our kids or family members. But in reality, fear and worry are evil spirits that we can choose to stand against or agree with.
We are in a battle. We need to see it for what it is and fight. Let’s not agree with the enemy and let him have place to rule in our hearts.
We have to be aware of our self talk….the voices in our head. Every thought you have is not your own. The devil whispers lies constantly, and we have to practice recognizing them and not agreeing with them.
It is great to have a healthy friend or spiritual parent to tell your thoughts to. They should be able to help you decide where the thought is coming from.
When we agree with God’s thoughts towards us, we grow in peace and joy. When we agree with the enemy, we open the door for him to come in and destroy our peace.
Holy Spirit is our friend and helper. We need Him so much. As we take time to value Him and soak in His presence, He fills us up.
The enemy will do everything he can to keep you from spending time with God. I bet everyone of us could come up with a huge list of reasons why we don’t have time to spend resting in God’s presence. It really takes practice.
Quieting the heart does not come natural to everyone. You have to really set aside 15 minutes to practice. Put on some worship music that touches your heart and invite Holy Spirit to come.
It’s helpful to have a notebook to write stuff down. When you remember things you need to do, write them down so you can deal with them later.
Write down things Holy Spirit whispers to your heart. If you take time to practice spending time with God, it will become easier. Getting to that place of peace and rest is vital.
KEY IDEA: YOU DO NOT HAVE TO AGREE WITH FEAR AND WORRY.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3
This article was first published on December 18, 2017 on Beth L. Olson’s blog here: How To Overcome Fear and Anxiety.
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