On last week’s show, we completed the series on teen depression, and discussed the topic of anxiety.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Did something happen in your life that was so troubling and stressful that it caused you sleepless nights? Days filled with fear that cripples you from functioning in your everyday activities?
A lot of times, what troubles us the most are things that we have no control of the outcome. Those things we must let go, and begin to take the steps to change the things that we can control.
We all get anxious from time to time. Whether we’re taking a test, going on an interview, speaking in public, or writing that important report that can make or break us; that kind of anxiety can propel us to do our very best.
What is crippling, is when we allow F.E.A.R. (false evidence appearing real) to run rampant in our minds. It’s easier said than done, but we can release these anxieties. Talking about our fears helps to release them. Find someone that you trust that you can openly share with.
How did you overcome your anxiety? Please share.