Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Dealing With Anxiety #hotchocolateforcoldmornings

Today's hot chocolate for cold morning will be dealing with anxiety. I was a worrier like Martha in Luke 10:38-42, easily distracted and desiring everything to be picture perfect. Unfortunately,things don't normally turn out as envisaged-relationships get broken, people get hurt, betrayed and food get Worrying never changes anything rather makes things worse. In trying to get things done, people get stepped on and saddest of all you miss out on the greatest opportunity in life. In the case of Martha, she was busy trying to create the perfect atmosphere for Jesus so much that she almost missed out on the greatest moment which was "to be and learn" at the feet of Jesus unlike her sister Mary "Martha, Martha", the Lord answered, " are worried and upset about many things but few things are needed-or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better and it will not be taken from her". Anxiety stressfully puts at the fore what should be at the latter. It is trying to control everything within and outside your sphere of influence. Anxiety occurs when man tries to pay God. Ever seen a rocking chair? Well worry is like sitting on a rocking chair and having some semblance of motion but not really going anywhere! Sadly,when you act out in anxiety or worry you ultimately make wrong decisions. Great decisions are never made in anxious moments (Go watch Men in Black III-Will Smith's partner refused to make a life altering decision till he had eaten a calming bowl of pie and it worked Some years ago I found myself practically tied up in knots over some issues I had no obvious control over. My seeming helplessness made me very unhappy and frustrated. That night, I called up a dear friend and she gave me this advice that I'm going to share with you. Her advice was that I take life "ONE DAY AT A TIME" . You see anxiety is worrying about the challenges of tomorrow and the bible rightly says "Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:24. its like worrying about dinner when you've not eaten breakfast. That sounds foolish put like that doesn't it? but we find ourselves acting foolishly most times despite our best intentions. What do you do when anxious thoughts come knocking? Scripture says "cast your cares upon the lord and He'll give you rest. What a great pleasure for the soul when it knows someone else is handling its problem. Moreover, worrying causes premature wrinkles and is the major cause of heart related problems. kindly give those anxious thought s a rest-LET GO AND LET GOD

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