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!
Thats what transformation is, is the changing of my ways in different phases, stages and degrees that my beloved Pastor Juanita Gibbs of Reformation Developmental Center has been bringing to light.
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!
Make the list and check it 2x!
Sorry this isn’t about Santa!
But what it is about is undealt with anxiety!
The noise and choas that resides in a soul when left undealt with can become so much that it basically can shut humanity down.
Anxiety has been known to do that in some. That it becomes just so much undealt with that they live life medicated and in a shell excluding themself from life, others, and genuine help to manage the anxiety better.
I am not running down anyone on meds for anxiety as I am on an herbal for anxiety myself and my father is on meds for his.
The thing that I am getting to is not seeking help to help manage the condition. I am thankful to say I am getting great biblical counceling to aide my development to handle things better and begin to calm my soul down!
If I leave my condition undealt with I could become a nonproductive member of society and I don’t want to become that.
I want to encourage and inspire others with my story to show it is possible.
For with God all things are possible to them that believe amd I believe my soul is finally getting the help it so desperatley longed for.
I want to be able to go through life managing my anxiety, managing my emotions, managing my thought life better from where my anxiety, emotions and thoughts have lead my life for far too long.
Now with what help I am getting the more I become aware of myself that I am straying away from peace I can throw the emergency breaks to not allow that to happen.