What do you do when God prompts your heart, but man judges it? Pleasing people can become a source of fear to fight against. Kelly Balarie, author of Fear Fighting, is guest posting today.
Anxiety wears many faces: apprehension, nervousness, worry, fear, and panic. It robs us of peace, making it hard to concentrate on simple tasks, make decisions, and stand firm in faith. Regardless of the cause, worry will become a prison if we do not learn powerful strategies to break the chains of toxic thinking.
I was a basket case–afraid to go out and afraid to stay in. Afraid of being afraid. Afraid of nothing specific. Afraid of everything. God takes us through things so that we can learn on the deep level of experience. There comes a time when it is not enough to say it, or even think we believe it.
I must confess that I struggle with the Ornery Moving Hormone (OMH). You see, the sight of cardboard boxes on the curb, moving vans in driveways often makes me feel just a little nauseous. Dealing with change and transition is never easy.
“You don’t belong in here. These are the professionals, and you, my dear, are just a volunteer.” My Inner Wimp can be rather nasty if I let her get a word in.