The thing about anxiety is the "what if's" in life become real. They paralyze you with fear and there is no difference between logic and make believe when you're busy believing a lie.
I've been thinking a lot about this lately. All the what if's that I've believed for so long, for far too long. & here's my argument against them because I belong to Jesus & because His Word is truth. He called me by name and He promised to keep me and direct me in the way I should go.
What if we forgot all the scary things in our lives and just trusted God.
What if instead of wondering if you're a good mom or wife, you just believed you were because God made you to be.
What if we didn't worry about our house being a mess when our friends were on their way over but instead we were thankful we had friends and a house.
What if we weren't afraid of what people thought of us and only cared what The Lord thinks of us.
What if we weren't afraid of being left alone, abandoned by our loved ones, but instead realized that we are never alone and The Lord is always with us.
What if we stopped being afraid of what others might say if we wrote a blog post that was controversial but instead only made sure it was glorifying God.
What if instead of doubting whether we can really trust God, because this fear really seems real this time, we trusted that He is God and He is trustworthy. All of the time and in ever single situation. Period.
What if every fear was replaced with truth. What if every time a lie popped into your head you were ready with two truths.
What if we actually stopped believing the ultimate liar and starting believing the Ultimate truth teller.
What if we listened to our husbands, counselors, and close friends when they say, it's OK, you're OK and no, in fact, there is nothing wrong with you.
What if we didn't worry about being smart enough, pretty enough, cool enough, rich enough, good enough, but instead we were OK with just being us. Fearfully and wonderfully made in His image.
What if instead of speaking hurtful words to or about others, we looked at them how Jesus looks at us. With love and mercy and so much grace we're drowning in it.
What if today was the day that we decided to not give life to the lies anymore. But instead we would feed the truth, speaking it into all situations & into every part of our day. Even when we aren't afraid. Even when everything seems fine.