I just wanted to stop by and give you a quick tip to combat anxiety.
Last night I faced a situation, receiving a message about something that was potentially upsetting. And I thought to myself, “How am I going to deal with this?”
Anxiety tried to come upon me. And in the past, I did feel anxious.
But this time, God said to me:
Just because you received an invitation to be anxious doesn’t mean that you have to accept it. “
That gave me a new way of looking at negative emotions.
Then I started thinking about how many other invitations have I been accepting over the years:
Then I repeated to myself:
Just because I received an invitation doesn’t mean that I have to accept it when it comes to negative emotions.
Rather than being anxious when I started thinking about that negative, anxiety-producing situation, I started saying scriptures to myself.
I started saying:
Those scriptures started building up my spirit, I started feeling better, and the anxiety fled.
That is one thing that I wanted you to consider: Think about the negative emotions that you seem to experience habitually, and then think to yourself:
“Just because I received the invitation doesn’t mean that I have to accept'” because it is a choice about the negative emotions that we do experience.
Yes, we have thoughts enter our minds and we can’t control that. However, we can control the thoughts that we choose to live with.
So when you accept the invitation, that means that you’re choosing to dwell on thoughts that make you feel that way.
As for me, I decided that I don’t want to feel anxious because I did not want the invitation to that experience. I didn’t want the anxiety experience.
This is another thing that I want you to think about: When you experience anxiety or any other type of emotions, those represent physical symptoms in your body.
It’s your mind that chooses how to interpret those physical symptoms.
In the case of the anxiety, I started feeling tightness in my chest, my heart started beating faster, and my breathing became shallow.
But once I started speaking scriptures to myself, everything just calmed back down.
And all it was were those physical symptoms. I chose to label those symptoms anxiety.
Once again, just because you received the invitation to an experience like anxiety, depression, discouragement, does not mean that you have to accept.
And that’s what I wanted to encourage you with today.
Just to consider those anxious feelings an invitation, consider your choices an invitation to an experience that you can choose to accept or reject.
God bless you and have a wonderful day!
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
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I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
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