Philippians 4:6 (NASB) – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
Anxiety, the silent distractor can take up abode in the home of your mind causing you to worry, feel uneasy and disrupt your thought process. It can give birth to doubt causing you to question the truth. In Philippians 4:6 the Apostle Paul tells us – “do not be anxious about anything”… What is your anything – school, finances, your future, sickness, social injustice, politics, relational issues – you fill in the blank.
Here’s a couple of things to do when anxiety tries to distract you:
- Re-direct your focus by submitting your requests and concerns to Him. Pray. If you can’t seem to find the words to pray for yourself, call a friend, pastor or loved one to pray over you. Philippians 4:6 (NASB) – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
- Speak His word over you – out loud. Your mind cannot continue to spiral with anxious thoughts when you being to speak or sing out loud. Try it, I promise it works. You will quickly notice that the anxious thoughts and worry will subside. 2 Corinthians 10:5 (TPT) – We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and breakthrough every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.
- Remind yourself of God’s faithfulness. Write down every blessing and answered prayer from the past to remind yourself He is forever faithful. Psalm 26:3 (TPT) – I will never lose sight of your love for me. Your faithfulness has steadied my steps.
Don’t let anxiety take control, instead allow your God to rule in power and might in every situation you face.