Anxiety To Be Overcome
Author: Byron Pulsifer, © 2012
Every one of us has some good days and some bad days. Not one day is exactly the same as the last except for some rather usual routines.
But, for example, one never knows what they will be confronted with on their way to work, at work, or when they arrive home. If you are in a relationship of any kind where someone lives with you be that a spouse, friend, co-habitation, children or elderly parents, there will always be something that you will need to do with.
Every Life Bears Issues
As we go through each of these days, some of our past issues will never be dealt with completely - there will be issues unresolved, or problems yet to be resolved. And, with each of these followers of life, there may be mounting levels of stress and anxiety compounded by new things to deal with.
What We All Can Use
There may be times when everything seems to pile up all at once and all demanding specific and dedicated action - but action where we know we cannot deliver with the same level of awareness, or energy. These are times, when we all need to take a little time out - like a time out for misbehaving children, we need a time out. So, what do you do to accomplish a time out that is effective and re-energizing?
Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.
Take This Special Time
Sometimes, we just never seem to take the time we need and one of these times we should is to spend time alone with our prayers - to spend time with God and speak to him about our issues, troubles and ask for guidance, strength and the energy to move forward with our lives. We need to spend time with our God and thus denying Satan any foothold within our spirit.
Life can become complicated, too busy and where our time just seems to get eaten away with an assorted number of demands. But, if we do not recognize that we have been given 24 hours to do with as we need, surely some of this time can be devoted to re-energizing our spirit by a few hours within the company of our God.
It Only Requires A Little Time
You can overcome your anxiety if you allow yourself just a few hours of time to allow your spirit to be bolstered, to cleanse your soul, to openly talk about issues or difficulties without feeling that you cannot be totally honest. Give yourself an immediate anxiety fix - and add this sanctity into your life daily.
Passages from the Bible serve to enhance our vision of just what the Lord brings to us all. It is this kind of knowledge that allows us to take that special break away from all the normal happenings of the day and sit and speak with a God that sees all, hears all and gives all.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ."
Colossians 3: 23-24
"He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honor."
"Prayer is neither black magic nor is it a form of demand note. Prayer is a relationship. The act of praying is more analogous to clearing away the underbrush which shuts out a view than it is to begging in the street. There are many different kinds of prayer. Yet all prayer has one basic purpose. We pray not to get something, but to open up a two-way street between us and God, so that we and others may inwardly become something."
"The small things are what equips us for the greatness of God's purposes. The small thing of prayer draws us into God's presence."
"If you want to develop determination, the kind of resolve that does not give up in the face of opposition,
then follow the example of Nehemiah and take every situation to the Lord in prayer, asking Him how things
should be done."
Ken Baugh, intro to Be Determined (Nehemiah): Standing Firm in the Face of Opposition
"The happiest people I know are the ones who have learned how to hold everything loosely and have given the worrisome, stress-filled, fearful details of their lives into God's keeping."
Charles R. Swindoll
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