How do we move past anxiety? We have to recognize the root of anxiety - fear. Brenda shares with our Guest Host Carrie Kittinger how to identify the source in order to overcome anxiety with her techniques.
Anxiety is on the rise
1 out of 5 women are on an anti anxiety medication
Root of anxiety is fear
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 NIV
"I'm going to accept the fact that this makes me anxious, but I'm going to take it, thank the Lord and ask Him to help me with this. And then I am going to release it and give it to God."
A.N.T. Automatic Negative Thoughts - Quickly identify that ANT, take that one, take authority over it and take it captive. Because otherwise it's going to turn into something so much more.
"We perpetuate anxiety and fear in our own lives, and we don't allow the peace of God to come in and to guard our hearts and minds, because that's what he wants to do. But we don't let Him."
Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly.
Matthew 11:28-30 MSG