Saturday, November 27, 2021

When Anxiety Knocks

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy from carousing and drunkenness and the anxieties of daily life…” Luke 21:34

I don't know why but it is so much easier to dwell on the negative. To be anxious about the future. To go over and over thoughts about what CAN happen from here to eternity!!!

In one of Bo Sanchez’ talks, he said, "If we can control our thoughts, we can control our destiny!"

Do you know where the main battle for our lives begins? In our minds! Our minds are target practice for the enemy who wants us to succumb to fear, anxiety, temptation, depression, loneliness, feelings of incompetence, failure, insecurity....The list goes on and on.

When fear knocks, 

we should let faith open the door.

When anxiety knocks,

 we should let faith open the door.

When insecurity, inadequacy,  knocks, 

we should let _________ open the door!!!

Many people, young and old, have panic attacks, especially these days. Some things that have helped are prayer, keeping a gratitude journal, counting our blessings, and reaching out for help. I confess when this pandemic started and all our stores had to close, I had some anxiety attacks and I could feel my heart palpitate. Where would we get the money to help our employees survive if we did not have income from our sales? What can we do to keep going? The questions with no answers just kept piling up. I told my sisters and we decided to pray together every day. It helped immensely. We continue to pray together at 9 am, and I am so grateful God has shown His presence in our lives through this challenging time.  Tomorrow as we begin the season of Advent, let us be more conscious of the need to set aside time for Him who is Lord over all.

2 Timothy 1:7 says we are not given a spirit of fear but of power, love and a disciplined mind! So let's take control of our thoughts, and have faith in a loving God  who wants to favor us with His blessing!

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