Mankind tends to focus on what's happening, and I am guilty of the same, but there's something higher than what's happening—God's purposes.
The heart sends out clues to signal us, like red flags of distress. These waving banners are sent up like flares to warn and attract our attention.
There is only one answer to anxiety, stress, hypertension, fear, and trepidation about life.
When I refuse God’s ownership, the only way I can be a Christian is by haranguing self into order. This is anxiety!
Stress is the indicator that we own something we can’t control. Inevitably, we will fret over what we own because it owns us. Ownership is the issue!
A little ring, strategically placed right in the soft, tender flesh of the nose, is more than enough to stop a bull.
Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought. Sickly thoughts will express themselves through a sickly body.
If I make my fear a Custer’s Last Stand of anxiety against God, then yes, I’m setting myself up for the inevitable fall. It reveals my bitterness with Him.
So, if anxiety is unbelief in God's ability to live my life, what do I believe in?
“Hey, I am going to remodel my house while I am preparing for my daughter’s wedding!” Yes, anxiety is a focus problem.
Anxiety is fear but also control. And when we can't get control, the result is anger.
To “lean” is to go completely empty, looking for His filling. Coming with NO opinions, no thoughts and no strength.