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Anxious? The Best Defense Is a Good Offense

Kate’s been anxious. She turned in her report last week a few days late and now is thinking, actually obsessing, that her supervisor is probably pissed at her. Each time she hears her coming down the hall, she closes the door to her office. She’s winces each time she opens her email. It’s only a matter of time, she thinks, before the shoe drops.

Read more:https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/fixing-families/201704/anxious-the-best-defense-is-good-offense



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Addictions are symptoms of something else that is wrong. Addictions can be compulsive behaviors developed in response to overwhelming anxiety. Addiction is a displaced or substitute effort to regain control over an emotional state.
When issues cause us to feel overwhelmed, powerless and helpless, we attempt to regain control with a quick fix or mood changer. (alcohol, porn, drugs, etc). We can regain control with direct behavior that allows us to regain control, empower ourselves.

The best offense is Christ Driven Behavior that honors God. Delegate (surrender) control to God (2 Cor. 12: 9-10) and GOD  will reciprocate by empowering you with the Holy Spirit (John 14:16). The Holy Spirit will enable you to regain control with direct healthy behavior, with new transformed thinking (Romans 12:2), motivation, purpose and fruits of the Holy Spirit or values (Galatians 5:22-23). (Note self-control is one of those fruits or values!).


Change your thinking and change your life.

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"I am a Grateful Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.

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With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

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Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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