Anxiety is a Choice

Anxiety is a Choice

Stop allowing yourself to be anxious or disturbed: and do not permit yourself to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.
-John 14:27 (AMP)

Did you know anxiety is a choice? I know very well how that can seem false. I’ve struggled with enough anxiety to think, “how is that possible?” But anxiety is entirely in the mind, which we do have control over. We not only have the power to combat anxiety, we have the power to keep it out of our heads altogether. Take a look at the words used in John 14:27-allowing yourself, permit yourself. The Bible tells us to stop it like we stop an unwanted bad habit.

We choose anxiety by allowing our minds to continue to think and accept the anxious thoughts that wander in throughout the day. The way we choose against it is by stopping the thought when it comes and consciously changing to a different thought, one that is opposite the anxiety. This is how we “stop allowing” ourselves to be anxious.

You don’t end a war by avoiding the fight. You end a war by going in and stopping the fight with the right strategy.

Today’s the day…a gift



I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.-John 14:27

Peace of mind and heart seems like a fantastical endeavor that’s never really achieved. But it can be. It will take both you and God together, but it can be. Today, remember that this is a gift, and all you have to do is accept it. 

Today’s the day you’ve been waiting for. Now make a reason why.