Worry, Anxiety, Panic Attacks
Everyone is There
We all Identify
It can be a dangerous jungle of
destructive raging uncontrollable feelings
I was there sometime ago last summer. After I had a very small TIA ( mini-stroke). My fears went raging and my uncontrollable feelings were epic proportions. So bad were my worries I complained to my Dr. and she gave me several big tests to see if my body was sick or not. I had symptoms of brain fog, heavy breathing, feeling faint and sensitivity to every heart beat and weird thoughts of another stroke maybe even worse this time around.
Then I discovered that these were the very symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. This was my first experience of ever being a victim of this kind of fear. I have had many fears before but none so comprehensive as feeling my body was out of control and I was on the verge of some new and major problems.
WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE JUNGLE OF ANXIETY ?
GET A CHECKUP FOR ANY REAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS
YOUR DR. MAY QUICKLY DETERMINE YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION
Or she may say “Have you ever had a Panic Attack?”
So it is a good idea to get a clear physical first.
NOW IT’S TIME TO OWN THE PROBLEM
ADMIT IT, OUT OF CONTROL, CAN’T DO IT ANY MORE,
NO MORE DENIAL, CAN’T IGNORE ANY MORE
CAN’T FIX MY FEAR !!!!!!!!
IT IS TIME TO SAY
“The Master is Here and
I Give You my Fear”
SURRENDER YOUR PROBLEM TO GOD
STOP FIGHTING TO WIN OVER THE FEAR, SURRENDER THE BATTLE,
GIVE UP TRYING TO WIN, ADMIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU,
Put Everything into Hands of your Loving Almighty
Tell Him out loud ” I give you my body, my life, my future, my panic, my everything.“
I give you permission to do what ever you want with me. If you want me to be sick, well, hospital bound, poor, disabled, unemployed, or whatever my great fear might be…… then I give you permission to do anything you want with me or to me.
HERE IS THE ESSENCE OF VICTORY
I abandon everything I want to hold on to,….. into your care… and loving protection. I abandon myself, my ego, my rights everything to you. Take over …. my success or failure is up to you to control because….. I trust you with my fears and failures. “Faith in action brings Satisfaction” Apply a little bit of faith…. even like the “tiny mustard seed size faith.” What ever amount of faith you have, then just apply it giving HIM full surrender and abandon all you have to HIM. This is the essence of victory for you.
RECOGNIZE GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR TRIALS AND PROBLEMS.
SO MANY THINGS WE CANNOT NOW KNOW
MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
WE SAY IT IS BAD….. GOD SAYS WAIT…. I HAVE SOMETHING BETTER
WAY BETTER THAN YOU NOW KNOW.
I will take that bad situation and turn it into something very very good…. just wait. Trust me in the jungle when you are in the dark….. and I will soon show you the Light. Believe that all things work together for good….. and you will see what I mean a little later on. Give me your panic and fear of losing whatever you have….. and I will give you in exchange something way better.
“Give me your life and ambitions and I will give you far more than you could ever ask or imagine” Can you do this ? Will you do this? Would you dare step out of the jungle and totally abandon it all for Me? This is essence of victory
NOW TOTALLY REFUSE TO FOCUS ON THE PROBLEM
STOP THINKING ABOUT SELF AND FOCUS ON OTHERS
REFOCUS TO HELPING OTHERS…… SERVING OTHERS, ASSISTING SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES, BLESSING SOMEONE WHO IS LONELY, MAKING A NEW FRIEND, CARING FOR THAT ONE, NO ONE, WANTS TO HELP.
Time for you to change the channel from self to serve, from my worries to others needs. Give your time and energy to another person and forget about your predicament. Stop the “what about me and start…. what about him or her”.
God’s formula for overcoming anxiety or panic is ” consider others better than yourself” go help them and you won’t have time or reason to worry “what about me”. The other person is much more important than “me” Go help focus on blessing that other person.
These are a few suggestions that might help you escape the jungle of worry, anxiety and panic.
until next time
focusing on others !
P S write me a note and tell me how you escape the jungle. see “comments” below.