Before you answer “Nothing”, pause for a moment and think. Have swirling thoughts about things you can’t do anything about robbed your sleep? Have you hesitated – or downright failed to do – something you know would be beneficial for you or others because of some fear? Has your stomach been tied up in knots? Have you put up a psychological wall when dealing with someone close to you rather than dealing with an important issue?
It’s a rare person indeed who does not deal with fear and anxiety – some less, some more. So ask yourself, what are you afraid of? What are you worried about?
Here are a few possibilities. Perhaps you’re afraid or worried about:
- What other people think, or might think
- Having enough money
- Identity theft
- Your health
- Your marriage falling apart
- Your children making it in life
- Criticism or rejection
- What God thinks of you
And then there are the wider issues that affect us all, and can cause plenty of fear and anxiety:
- Political unrest and division
- Decreasing acceptance of Christianity in our culture
- Global economic turmoil
- Weather extremes, natural disasters
- Human trafficking
- Disruption of the family, with domestic violence, divorce, single parenting, etc.
- Violence from illegal activity
One or more of these almost certainly comes very close to home for you. And there are countless more things you could be angst about.
So again, what are you afraid of? What are you worried about?
What the Bible Says
You know that fear and worry are not what God wants for you. The Bible says over 100 times, “Fear not!” God must have known we would struggle with this!
If you’re reading this it’s unlikely your fears are anything like what the first Christians had to deal with. Persecution is alive and well in our world, but you’re probably not personally facing prison, torture, or execution because of your faith in Jesus.
And yet while in prison himself, knowing his execution was not far off, Paul advised those early believers, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
When you think of it that way, it kind of puts your own fears and anxieties in some perspective, don’t you think?
Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
And yet you’re human. You know God said not to worry, not to be afraid, but you’re not feeling it. Your mind and emotions seem to be on a path of their own, out of your control, doing their own thing. I’m not afraid. I’m not afraid. I’m not afraid!!
You need a roadmap to a better way, a path to the sound mind that God promised. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV)
That’s why I wrote Overcoming Fear and Anxiety through Spiritual Warfare.
In this book you’ll discover the root causes of your fear and anxiety – physical, lifestyle, mental, and spiritual.
And you’ll discover specific strategies, both practical and spiritual, that will allow you to overcome these challenges and experience a life of true joy and victory.
There’s no strange magical technique here, but there is real hope.
There’s no single pill to take it all away, but there is a way to live a lifestyle of freedom.
There’s no one-time quick fix, but there is God’s promise of a sound mind free from fear.
I hope that’s what you want. I hope you grab ahold of the thought that you can live free from fear and anxiety through walking this journey to the life God has for you.
Overcoming Fear and Anxiety through Spiritual Warfare will be released on June 6, 2017. But now would be a great time to act.
Amazon has the book available for pre-orders at a significant discount right now. (And who doesn’t love a discount!) We have no way of knowing how long this special pricing will be available.
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What are you afraid of? What are you worried about? Don’t stay stuck there! You can find real freedom.
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