Reading a story this morning from Together Rising, about immigrant children, separated from their parents and detained in Arizona, I just about lost my mind.
Incredulity, rage and incredible helplessness - all of which creates one thing in me....ANXIETY.
I notice this tendency in myself and nearly 100% of the women I work with. We are anxious about:
Money. Our careers. Student loans. Our kids. Health Care. Gun violence. The future. Elections. Trump on Twitter...You name it.
LADIES LISTEN - IT'S ALL A LIE. A MIND TRICK.
By and large, we have homes, vehicles, full bellies, educated minds, freedom to move about and resources beyond imagining for most of the world.
So if it isn't up to us to MASTER OUR FEAR AND ANXIETY and get busy bringing justice, mercy, love and service to our neighborhoods and the world. Who is it up to?
If Jesus is in you, YOU ARE THE LIGHT of the world and you have a job to do. That job is what will finally bring you peace and satisfaction (even if you are doing it on the side of your bill-paying gig).
No wonder, the enemy wants us anxious, fearful, lonely and small. He knows you are someone's light.
I WILL NOT BE A SLAVE TO FEAR ANYMORE!
So this summer I'm building a new course, based on my own escape from the prison of fear and anxiety. It's going to be loud and fearless and Jesus-y but I don't care what anybody says.
Because, it is for freedom that Jesus set me free and anything less is an insult.
If you need to MASTER YOUR FEAR AND ANXIETY - and I'm looking at you single ladies in particular - make sure you're looped into How to Make Your Life Matter on Facebook.
I'll make sure you stay in the inner circle.