So how do we combat this problem we all are susceptible to? Below are a few tips that help me and will hopefully encourage you the next time you start to worry. It is a battle you and I will face time and time again, but these 5 tips can help us conquer the spirit of worry once and for all.
So with that in mind, what would it look like to consider what God, the author and embodiment of love, says about you? Would you be willing to ask God to help you write a love letter to yourself? This may seem an odd thing to suggest. Perhaps even the thought of sitting down and asking God to help you write a letter professing love for yourself makes you want to run and hide. But lend me your ear, and let your heart sit with the idea for just a second. What would it be like to receive a love letter from the author of your story, your Father, the one who knit you together in your mother’s womb? The one who knows you inside and out? The one whose voice spoke the earth into existence and gently whispers to you in the darkest of nights?
Have you ever gotten to the point where you know that working out and exercising is good for your body, but you just don’t enjoy it? Or maybe you are someone who would love to incorporate fitness into your life, but vowed not to EVER walk into the gym. Or you may be the person who really wants to enjoy working out, but it just seems miserable to you. Besides, who wants to put themselves through achy muscles and soreness? I get it! Working out can become unpleasant and flat out BORING!!! Below are six ways you can incorporate FUN into fitness and your workouts!
I love that God understood that we would struggle with fear and anxiety long before we were even born. He knew that as a people, we would be tempted to be overcome with worry in the midst of uncertainty. In preparation, all throughout The Word, not only did God command us not to fear, but He continued to remind us of His character. He consistently reminds us to respond to our fear with prayer and praise, for He is faithful.
One of my goals for the year is to seek God with more intentionality. I heard a powerful message a few months ago, and one of the main points was that many of God’s children don’t live out the promises of God because we are not familiar with them. God began challenging me to get deeper into His Word. Do you also want to grow in your knowledge of scripture? Getting into the Word, in my experience, can be a bit of a daunting task. Perhaps, like me, you’re not sure where to start!
This Advent Season I’m committing to slowing down in order to fully feel the weight of anticipation. In this effort, I want to focus on the significance that the arrival of Christ holds for my daily life. Sitting in anticipation is uncomfortable and risky. It’s exhilarating and hopeful…at first. Then it just leaves us weary. The Bible says that hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12)
The Lord promises to speak to us when we call upon Him! Prayer: Lord, thank you that you desire to speak to me and for our relationship to be two-sided in our communication. I pray that you would continue to help me to grow in this area and as I do, become more and more sensitive to your leading and guidance in my life. Amen.
Rejection, at its best, makes us question every part of ourselves. It challenges the way we present ourselves, the trueness that shines, and the false self we project out of fear and angst. Rejection, however, is inevitable. So, I dare say I want to make it a propellant into something positive, something empowering. I want to own rejection, instead of letting it own me as it typically has done. I want rejection to awake and shake me, but in the least harmful way possible.
One practical way to begin to connect with the Lord is through prayer journaling. This simply begins with you dating the top of the page, choosing a question that you would like to ask the Lord in prayer, writing down the question as you ask it in prayer and then beginning to write down what you receive from the Lord.