I’ll never forget the day I experienced my first panic attack.
I literally thought I was dying.
My heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest, my palms were sweating and my brain was cloudy.
It lasted about 2 minutes, 3 tops, but it felt like an eternity.
At the time I didn’t know what was happening, but I knew that it wasn’t normal and I wanted it to stop.
Several doctors visits later the diagnosis came: Anxiety.
It’s not surprising that I was experiencing it.
My father had just died in a car accident.
I felt control slipping out of my hands and I wasn’t sure how to handle it.
Anxiety has a way of doing that….making us feel out of control.
The harder I tried to fight it off, the stronger it came on.
It wasn’t until I began reading the Word, confessing it over my life and changing my thoughts that I started to overcome anxiety.
I began to realize that much of my anxiety was due to stinking thinking.
My thoughts were focused on the wrong things.
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My friend Nicole reminded me of the importance of controlling my thoughts and lining them up with God’s Word.
She gives 3 lies the enemy tries to feed us and 3 truths that can set us free and help us to overcome anxiety.
She tells us,
One of the biggest obstacles to overcoming anxiety is recognizing the lies we learn to believe about it.
Satan wants you stuck, believing there is no way out.
But there is.
Anxiety is powerful, but God is so much stronger.
Where anxiety attacks you, God wants to protect you.
So let’s take a look at some of these most gripping lies.
As you learn to believe the truth, you will find the strength to stand against Satan’s attempts to paralyze you.