How to overcome anxiety and get on with your life…
      • According to Medical News Today, “

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave and can cause physical symptoms.”

Anxiety: Causes, symptoms and….

In my opinion, Medical News Today nailed it! There was a time when the word “anxiety” was downplayed, looked upon as a fleeting emotional moment. I’ve been anxious before. Sometimes it felt good, exciting and wonderful, while at other times it made me feel tense, frightened, nervous, flustered. Wow, it seems as if the power of anxiety is difficult to dispute.

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I’m no stranger to anxiety. The good kind is wonderful, but the bad, oh it can destroy lives. A good kind of anxiety that I remember experiencing is heading to our attorney’s office to close on our first house. Another time when I experienced anxiety on a more invasive level was when I learned that my mother had breast cancer.

Not knowing what to expect, what to say, or how to plan for the future kept me anxious. I had so many dreams about how it was going to be when she was gone, that my life became a poster board for anxiety. Yet, few people knew. Everybody thought I was doing such a good thing holding things together. If only they knew? It would be years before the mark of anxiety would reveal it’s wounds. By then, the damage would be done.

All those emotions mentioned in Medical News Today, became a common thorn in my side during mom’s cancer journey.

There was no doubt that the ravaging disease was taking its toll on my mother, but what about me? Back then I didn’t know much about how anxiety can affect a person’s mental, physical and emotional health. Just imagine going around feeling like you’re holding on to a steering wheel too tight, all the time. That’s kind of how anxiety made me feel.

The good news is, being anxious is a choice. You can choose to not become a slave to anxiety, but it takes prayer and practice.

How to overcome anxiety and get on with your life

  • Philippians 4: 6-13
  • 6. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
  • 7. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • Don’t be anxious about anything……
  • 8. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
  • 9. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
  • Don’t be anxious about anything……
  • 10. I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.
  • 11. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.
  • Don’t be anxious about anything……..
  • 12. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.
  • 13. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

So, the most effective move an overly anxious person can make is to, “let go and let God!”

To find contentedness, one must learn to be anxious for nothing, which requires being thankful for everything that God’s already  given you. Stop reaching, start giving. Refrain from wondering what will happen, believe that what will be will be, because it’s already be done.

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