Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool Superstar) came out this week to talk about his long time battle with anxiety. It was a bold decision frankly, considering his fame and successful career. A number of celebrities came out to express their views on the subject, which I can conclude that everyone battles with anxiety sometimes.
Anxiety according to Oxford dictionary is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome.
The feeling of anxiety comes naturally when you decide to step out of your comfort zone but how you respond determine whether you would overcome it or you would be screwed. I remember many days in my life when I had to battle thoughts, especially with fear of the unknown. And the “What if” questions: what if I fail? what if it doesn’t work? what if I am not chosen? what if…this or that? Twas very difficult as I couldn’t talk to everyone about my situation.
I thank God for the Bible. I thank God for Philippians 4:6. This scripture was the antidote to my situation. It reads “Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God.” (AMP, Emphasis added).
I started talking to God about my situation, highlighting every little details about it. I didn’t hold back on anything because I realized that friends and family may judge me wrongly but God wouldn’t. As time passed, I started experiencing what the Apostle said in Verse 7; And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].
To make it quicker, I combined the above scriptures with what Jesus said in Matthew 6: 25-31:
“Therefore I tell you, stop being worried or anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted) about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, as to what you will wear. Is life not more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air; they neither sow [seed] nor reap [the harvest] nor gather [the crops] into barns, and yet your heavenly Father keeps feeding them. Are you not worth much more than they? And who of you by worrying can add one hour to [the length of] his life? And why are you worried about clothes? See how the lilies and wildflowers of the field grow; they do not labor nor do they spin [wool to make clothing], yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory and splendor dressed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive and green today and tomorrow is [cut and] thrown [as fuel] into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! Therefore do not worry or be anxious (perpetually uneasy, distracted), saying, ‘What are we going to eat?’ or ‘What are we going to drink?’ or ‘What are we going to wear?’
As you STRETCH beyond your boundaries, the enemy will throw thought bomb at every step you take. He will try to stop you with negative thoughts so guard yourself with the WORD so that you will be able to put him where he belongs.
Can you write ONE THING you think God can’t provide?
I bet your answer is as good as mine. Therefore Don’t be anxious about anything in this life because God is more than able to supply everything you need. He is the Creator of everything we see. He spoke and the world came to existence. I believe He will SPEAK for your situation to turn around. ALL you have to do is to Ask and Believe that He will work in ways Best known to Him.