Anxiety can be an extremely debilitating disorder, causing very real distress, preventing the sufferer from accomplishing even the simplest of tasks. Like a slow spiral out of control, anxiety takes over the situation and the more out of control the sufferer feels, the more anxiety that is present. Ration, logic, basic functions are cut off, shut down, the sufferer becomes paralyzed and essentially loses the ability to function. They cannot focus on anything other than what they perceive to be an insurmountable task, there is no escape, no solution, just despair and hopelessness. The good news, changing our perspective, focusing on the positive, allowing ourselves to have hope and faith can overcome the feelings of despair. It can head off the slow out of control spiral.
Conquering the Beast
Before we can begin to travel the path to positivity we have to understand where we are currently. Anxiety as defined by “Google” is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Not knowing what is going to happen, worrying about the “what ifs?”, preconditioning ourselves for the worst possible outcome and not begin able to allow ourselves to believe there are any options or alternatives, provides a perfect storm for anxiety. We spend much of our lives worrying about things that may never happen and most times never do. What if we had that time back to be constructive, to focus on the things that are happening in the here and now, wouldn’t that be ideal? The center of this inner peace and unequivocal strength is our Lord and Savior, it all starts with him. Cast your worries, your doubts, your fears on him, he will provide you with an inner calm that you have never known.
Erasing the Worry – Building the Positive
We awake each day with a clean slate, a new day, a new set of events. If we are living with anxiety we awake with a sense of foreboding, a very real fear that something bad is going to happen. What if we awoke with a sense of calm, a sense of peace, a sense that whatever happens today was meant to happen and happened for a reason. What if we believed that we are never given more than we can handle, what if we believed that God will always provide for us. He will give us everything we need to navigate through whatever events and obstacles arise in our lives. If you put your faith, trust and love in God you will have all of these things. You will have an inner peace, a calm among the greatest of storms that cannot be understood or described until you live it. I can tell you personally that this transformation is real, it can happen and it can happen to anyone regardless of circumstance. He will give you everything that you need, not necessarily what you want but what you NEED to handle whatever life throws at you.
Surviving the Storm
Being caught in a rain storm without an umbrella is very unpleasant and sometimes unavoidable. What if you could carry with each day an umbrella to protect you from life’s storms. What if that umbrella never faltered, never failed and always protected you. Would that umbrella provide you with a sense of security? Would it enable you to stop worrying about life’s storms? Would it ease your anxiety, give you peace of mind and calm in your soul? God’s love and forgiveness are all of those things, it is unfaltering, unwavering, solid, immovable, impenetrable, impossible to defeat or overcome. Pretty hard to be negative when you have that type of protection on your side.
Today is The Day
What better day than today to change your perspective, to change your faith, to ease your anxiety, protect yourself?
Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved”.
The first step in changing your perspective, to get yourself on the right path, protect yourself from the evils of this world, ease your anxiety, restore and inner calm and peace, fill your heart and soul with positive energy, hope, love and purpose.
Eternal Positive Hope
Anxiety is the fear of things to come, an uncertainty about the future, future events. By its nature it creates within us an uneasiness, a fear that things are not going to turn out well. It predisposes us to negative thoughts and actions. How can we overcome this fear, how can we push through the anxious thoughts and feelings? By placing our trust in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our faith and commitment to him will provide us with an inner calm, an inner peace that is impenetrable, undefeatable and immovable. It will provide you with a tranquility you have never felt or experienced before in your life. What do you have to lose? God Bless!!!