Anxiety. For each person it is a little different.
Have you ever thought about the advantage of being anxious?
Flip things around for a moment.
God’s got this.
We are all driven to react and respond in various ways to different situations and circumstances.
Too often we feel trapped, chained or stuck in a rut or even locked in a crushing vice that limits our options. The pressures get tighter & heavier with each breath and step we strive & try to take.
There are many devices that can divide, SPLIT OUR MINDS & deceive us. I heard a guy say, “I drank to drown my sorrows but my sorrows learned to do the back stroke.” Self medication only offers a temporary solution to an eternal problem.
Being only human we all need and actively look for an escape of some sorts in the hope that we will ‘feel’ better, only to find that what we tried has tied us up and only added to our feelings & the reality that real life sucks.
Like me, perhaps you also feel that you just can’t get away no matter how far we go or how hard we try. What we try often tries us, takes us to our physical, mental and spiritual limits. Wherever we go, whatever we do our anxiety is still at the door step just waiting to fog up our minds & weigh us down.
We seem to have involuntary actions, habits, self reliance mechanism that take over that we think will help us cope, just to find out that the more we cling to things we think will help us deal with the shit in our lives the more we ‘feel’ captive and incapable of overcoming even the little things that should or could be bearable. We may try to just live in denial & push through but we really can’t deny, it’s no surprise after all, it takes a certain amount of manure to cause things to grow.
Perhaps you’ve heard it said, “Nothing can drive you nuts unless you hand-over the keys.”
Maybe the keys have already been handed over to someone of something and that ‘thing’ is already in the driver seat.
Well, stop if you will for just a few minutes and take a listen to this:
Life is just too hard sometimes; however, I believe God has given all of us some automatic resources to get through this life, right up until the end. And then, just when you think it is all over the struggle stops and these old earth suits we are in are stripped away and we enter into a completely new environment all together.
Even still, while we remain alive and in this world, God gives us the resources & abilities to live, face each day, each moment, each trial until that final day.
You blink, breathe, swallow, sneeze and do many things without even thinking about it. Involuntary muscle & actions take place throughout our lives. They are not numbered or counted. We don’t strive to reach so many of them like some do with a fit bit trying to reach the optimal steps for any particular day.
Wouldn’t it be nice if our anxiety could all be turned into an advantage that actually benifits us rather than bury us?
What if we ask our creator to re-create us. There is no question that we all need rest & recreation but what we really really need is to have our deepest desires shifted from what we think matters to what really matters.
But how can we know & show all that if it is not first shown to us and we actually see it & know it on a personal level.
I’m living proof that life’s struggles are real but i am also living proof that God’s Holy Spirit is not only real but able to equip us to see opposition as an opportunity.
I’ll restate that,
“Wouldn’t it be nice if our anxiety could all be turned into an advantage that actually benifits us rather than bury us?”
It can, but don’t take my word for it. Take God at His Word. Our creator has abilities we are just not capable of and in our darkest times He is there to not only shed light on things but cast pure, full, broad beams of light on which way we are to go.
May you not try to structure a prayer with the right words or just read one I or someone else types out to be read here.
Just let Him (The True Creator) read your mind.
I’ve personally had to take my hands off the steering wheel. Literally, everyday I have to take everything I bring to life and surrender.
Once we recognize what is debilitating us it affords us the chance to shift our focus off our disability & fully rely on God’s ability to turn anxiety into an advantage, to drive us in the right direction, to our knees.
Why do we wait until we are at the end of our rope, our rock bottom until we really get help? It’s because many times only when we are in our darkest hour we come to grip with our inability to save ourselves & begin to let God take over.
If you feel like you’ve messed up God’s plan for you let me reassure & remind you, my beautiful friend, you are not that powerful.
Drivin’ by Jesus for Christ’s sake, beetle
Just calm down now…
You are not alone.