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You want to hear something stupid? I think I'm addicted to anxiety. Isn't that crazy? Well, I think I am.

Maybe that's an oversimplification. But what would you call it? When there's nothing looming in the near future that threatens me, I keep checking anyway. Like a bad tooth thats been pulled, you keep putting your tongue there, as though you miss the thing thats been causing you pain. Well, I do the same thing with lifes challenges. Whats worse is that I seem to be motivated by this anxiety! I catch myself slacking with responsibilities because they're not yet urgent....then I take care of them in a panic. I have had times when I've been totally content...and abuse that peace with irresponsible behavior, basking in comfort. I wonder if I'm not "Crisis Oriented"...or missing some internal trigger that would allow me to accept the contentment the Lord provides, while leading a productive life without pushing the bounderies.

I know the Lord doesn't want me to fear Earthly things. I just need to learn how to live without anxiety.(I hate to say it, but I think I might actually miss anxiety when there's none in my life.) Isn't that stupid?
 
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Compton , Nothing That Seems Or Is Real To A Person Is Stupid Nor Are You !!! Anxiety Is Ruining Many Peoples Lives . God Can Handle All Things Thats For Sure , And He Will . My 23 Yr Old Son Suffers From The Same Symptoms And Was Diagnosed Adhd . He Was Taking Medication And This Helped Him Alot , But Just As You Are Saying , He Missed The Motivating Anxiety . He Stopped Taking His Medication And Is Trying To Work It Out On His Own . There Are Many Things In This World To Be Anxious About Thats The Truth . Jesus Said ... Fear Not For I Am With You Always - Even Till The End Of Time - . I Understand You're Situation And I Will Pray For You . Do Me A Favor ... Stop Calling Yourself Stupid !!! I Will Call You Brother And A Child Of The Father . If I Can Help You , Just Call . Big-brother
 
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I will pray for you and I am sure you are not crazy because of this we all have things that we have issues with and this is one for you. Dont worry (eaier said than done I know) you will be good! God Bless you!
 
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Hi Compton,

God bless you. I'm addicted to great energy and pumped up adrenaline (I take some thermogenic / energy booster pills). I'm not sure if my kind is a bad kind but it certainly can't be healthy popping energy pills 6 or 7 days a wee before the gym lol :)

Don't worry brother. GOD is there and He is One to never worry. He has power to do all things good
 
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Hi Compton, I'm sure it took a lot for you to post what you did & that alone can be an important step in overcoming. Sometimes, for me, putting words to things can take the edge off a bit. And I will be in prayer for you.

Some people can't function without a bit of stress in their lives & a little "good stress" isn't a bad thing. It's what motivates us to meet deadlines, etc.

You are by no means stupid so give the enemy no more glory by saying you are. You can specifically ask Jesus to ordain each of your steps, including your schedule. He wants us to come to Him in the small things too (although I don't mean anxiety is small...speaking of schedules).

Keep us posted...progress is going to happen. Believe it & praise God for it even before you see it or feel it.
 
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Compton,

You're question regarding anxiety brings to mind the only one solution I know. I have a poem that may explain.

Holy Scriptures

Holy Scriptures are really great,
They answer every query.

Through them you can learn everything,
About life you wont' feel leery.

In them, much is revealed to you,
Including what God is doing.

Heavenly life they do describe,
And say you should be pursuing.

By conveying God's promises
Of no more crying, pain, or death;

You're given truth to believe,
So your heart, and mind can rest.

They tell you of God's great power,
That is operating through you now.

But mostly they say love's the law,
And to this love, we each must vow.

"I create the fruit of the lips." Isaiah 57:19

I hope you will receive peace from the Word of God, and be relieved of all of your anxieties, (those seen and unseen).

Sincerely,

CQ
 
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compton said:
You want to hear something stupid? I think I'm addicted to anxiety. Isn't that crazy? Well, I think I am.

Maybe that's an oversimplification. But what would you call it? When there's nothing looming in the near future that threatens me, I keep checking anyway. Like a bad tooth thats been pulled, you keep putting your tongue there, as though you miss the thing thats been causing you pain. Well, I do the same thing with lifes challenges. Whats worse is that I seem to be motivated by this anxiety! I catch myself slacking with responsibilities because they're not yet urgent....then I take care of them in a panic. I have had times when I've been totally content...and abuse that peace with irresponsible behavior, basking in comfort. I wonder if I'm not "Crisis Oriented"...or missing some internal trigger that would allow me to accept the contentment the Lord provides, while leading a productive life without pushing the bounderies.

I know the Lord doesn't want me to fear Earthly things. I just need to learn how to live without anxiety.(I hate to say it, but I think I might actually miss anxiety when there's none in my life.) Isn't that stupid?
Dear Compton,

First of all, I am blessed to know you from our sharing in Live Chat, brother! Many times you minister to me in there when I am feeling anxious too...lol!

Praise God for His leading of cranquar, Sapphire, Chad, Jesuslovesu, and brother BROTHERSINARMST4G. All of your posts ministered to me and have planted this in my heart as well!

There is a beautiful and yet simple verse that sinks in when I get anxious;

Please read and meditate on Philippians 4:4-9, Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, what is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.

I love you, brothers and sisters.

Your servant in Christ Jesus.
 
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Sept 19, 1981. This is an important day in my life. This is my first day in many years tha I was sober by choice not just because I was out of drugs and alcohol.

So, why bring this up? I learned over time that I had some bad habits. I had bad habits of speech and of thinking. The one habit I had that took me by surprise was the habit of feeling, my emotional reactions.

I grew up in a violent, drunken household. I learned early that if I wanted to get along I had to act and speak in certain ways. I also learned to protect myself from non approved emotions. I didn't dare show sadness or fear. Compassion was risky. Those were signs of weakness that would be used against me. So I learned to feel/portray nothing, happy, or anger. Anger was easy to slip into, especially as I got bigger. The family stayed away from me then and I was "safe."

When I went through treatment for addiction I was asked "how do you feel?" I couldn't answer the question for weeks. I had no idea. Thankfully, now I'm normal.

Not everyone is like I was but many are. Here's a dirty little secret. Many of our reactions are a choice. A brother in Messiah whom I love dearly used to tell me how "stressed" he was all the time. When he was ready I showed him how his stress was a choice. As he trained himself to be aware of this and other things he joined me in a "dull and boring" life. Anxiety, too, is a choice.

I hate to say it, but contrary to popular Christian opinion, memorizing verses isn't going to fix you. That takes an awareness of who and what you are morally, ethically, physically, and mentally. This is brutally hard work and requires help from the Father. Then, when you see the verses that speak to that part of you they will be a comfort instead of a frustration.
 
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its cause by demonic oppression!! cause by demons, its the spirit of heaviness mentioned in Isaiah 61:3 they cause a persons heart rate to rise also and cause panic attacks also, only way 2 cure it is jesus Christ!!
 
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You want to hear something stupid? I think I'm addicted to anxiety. Isn't that crazy? Well, I think I am.

Maybe that's an oversimplification. But what would you call it? When there's nothing looming in the near future that threatens me, I keep checking anyway. Like a bad tooth thats been pulled, you keep putting your tongue there, as though you miss the thing thats been causing you pain. Well, I do the same thing with lifes challenges. Whats worse is that I seem to be motivated by this anxiety! I catch myself slacking with responsibilities because they're not yet urgent....then I take care of them in a panic. I have had times when I've been totally content...and abuse that peace with irresponsible behavior, basking in comfort. I wonder if I'm not "Crisis Oriented"...or missing some internal trigger that would allow me to accept the contentment the Lord provides, while leading a productive life without pushing the bounderies.

I know the Lord doesn't want me to fear Earthly things. I just need to learn how to live without anxiety.(I hate to say it, but I think I might actually miss anxiety when there's none in my life.) Isn't that stupid?
I actually do this all the time too. Especially waiting till the important stuff is the next day or disobeying rules, getting caught and becoming really anxious while waiting for punishment in which I end up praying immensely about.... then comes the doubt about if am really a child of God else i wont be facing this problems normally.
 

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