O my soul, why are you so anxious?
The more I learn to manage things that make me anxious the more I can lean on the spirit leading me over my soul.
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me, Your consolations delight my soul.
Psalms 94:19 NASB
My mind and my emotions have been my driving force for as long as I can recount, so that essentially means most of my life.
Its not been until coming to ministry that have foundational verses of:
- 1 Thess 5:23
- Romans 12:1-2
- Ephesians 4:23
These verses deal with the inner life!
My soul layer by layer is being transformed and yes it can be painful to change from old ways!
But the word proclaims we are to put off the old man and put on the new!
My inner anxiety being confronted so it can submit to the word of God!
When things inwardly go undealt with or unconfronted they run your life!
My soul says be anxious!
Gods truth says “be anxious for nothing”
So, I have to stop what my soul is saying and submit it to the word of God. That is the beginning of confronting my inner issue and beginning to deal with it.
The more I become aware of my soul being anxious in the beginning before my thoughts and emotions run with it, I can say “soul why are you anxious?”
Managing my anxiety is firsty confronting it and beginning to deal with it using the tools and weapons my Pastor has been teaching me to use!