strategy for defeating fear

This Too Is A Choice

This Too Is A Choice

Here's what I know for sure:

The subconscious mind is a garden. The conscious mind is the sower. Our thoughts are the seeds. Whatever you plant, you grow. You cannot think anxious, cynical, fearful thoughts all day long and expect to grow tranquility, contentment and abundance in your garden. There is no place in the natural or spiritual world where that is true. What a man sows, he reaps. Your thoughts are yours alone. So what are you sowing?

What the Deep End Will Cost You

What the Deep End Will Cost You

Besides good rehab, regular accountability and Jesus, the thing that helped Andy most was actively serving someone else. You see, when the enemy can keep us obsessively focused on our own lives, he can worry us into paralysis.

But God wants us striding into places we can't see, following his voice. It's not that my worries are irrational - no they're pretty legit - but through Andy, I felt the Lord saying: "I know. Keep going. Don't Quit. You take care of someone else and let me take care of you." 

So in case you've got the same problem this morning, here's my list of things that need taking care of way more than my my crazy-pants nighttime behavior does. 

Two Strategies for Defeating Anxiety & Fear

Two Strategies for Defeating Anxiety & Fear

If I'm being honest, the last few months have at times felt like a hurricane or, worse yet for me, a vast snowy desert, but they are neither. They are just new lands along on the path I chose when I decided to follow Jesus like I mean it.

Truth is, Jesus told the disciples, before they got in the boat, they were going to the other side. So they were going to make it. Dead calm was a bonus.

Jesus was gracious enough to show a bunch of terrified fishermen just who they were dealing with. It was a lavish gift given to a bunch of skeptical, anxious humans who did everything possible to not deserve it.

Same Jesus. Different day.

I Need Direction But God Is Quiet

I Need Direction But God Is Quiet

I think Jesus wanted to expose the central issue behind our fear: We don't know God's love for us. If we think God will be disappointed if we rush out ahead and fall down, we're unlikely to move very much. 

But if He's your good father, won't he scamper up behind you, giggle a little at your daring, pick you up and brush you off? Then place your feet somewhere more suited to your skill level?

Doesn't it feel better to believe that about him?

Help for the Fearful Creative

Help for the Fearful Creative

Keeping the mind in the realm of the supernatural, is the business of the creative individual. Many people don't even know you can do that. But you can.

When I live and work with the mind of Christ, which the Apostle Paul said I could do, I am incredibly powerful and dangerous to the gremlins - and they know it.