Thursday, November 3, 2011

Colossians 4:2

Colossians 4:2 Continue earnestly in prayer, being vigilant in it with thanksgiving;

I am susceptible to easy spirals into panic attacks.  There are triggers that cause it and I try to be very aware of those triggers.  But today was a day I could of easily got down that road.  I don't know why but some of us are just more prone to panic, anxiety, and depression.  The thing I struggle with most is allowing myself to become overwhelmed.  To many things on my mind.  My mental to-do list starts to recite itself to me.  At that point, all I one to do is jump up running from one thing to the next trying to get things done, but I have learned far too many times............that's the wrong way to respond, for me anyway.  When I do that it feeds into anxiety and worry.  Normally, I have to do the exact opposite; and that is to be still, relax, focus on God and who He is and let all those other things shrink all those other things shrink down to the size they should be in terms of importance.  The scripture above says to be vigilant in prayer.  Dictionary.com has the following meanings for "vigilant"

vig·i·lant

[vij-uh-luhnt]  
adjective
1.
keenly watchful to detect danger; wary: a vigilant sentry.
2.
ever awake and alert; sleeplessly watchful.
 
I don't take enough to to sit as Jesus's feet, because I'm too worried about "getting things done".  But I believe God has peace and rest for me there
At Jesus's feet life is not complicated, because Jesus makes it simple.
But people, most people like to make life complicated.  I don't think it has to be.
 

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