- Ask God to forgive you for harming anyone else.
- Forgive anyone who has harmed you.
- Take past hurts to God.
- Reject every fear and take it captive.
- Pray for peace.
about the failing American economy. With the recent news of large banks being “rescued,” Christians must be on guard
thier lives? “Don't sweat the small stuff” would be the slogan of the day if
everyone truly gave up their control issues and relied on God.
their finances to their children, careers, marriages, co-workers and even their
parents. Trying to fix whatever we perceive to be wrong, can be a sure-fire
recipe for stress.
physical and emotional troubles, including anxiety, full-blown panic attacks,
depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, insomnia, tense muscles and more.
Considering that more than 80 percent of all doctor visits are due to
stress-related illness, I think we need to examine our lives and
attacks, hormonal imbalance, chronic fatigue syndrome and more sidelined me to
the point of almost giving up. I had worn myself out trying to be a human
not fix or control anything. But I discovered that someone else could.
incredible revelation: Not only is God in control of our lives, but He carried
us even when we were in our mothers' wombs. As little infants, we relaxed
because He was in control.
more expertise than I had and who always has my best interests at heart, I was
able to let go, step back and live my life from a changed perspective. I now am
able to honor the people in my life for who they are and not try to make them
into who I think they should be.
behave this way.
that leave us feeling hurt, vulnerable or rejected.
of parents, death, an unstable upbringing, the responsibility of raising other
siblings, a strict religious environment, or a family history of alcoholism and
low self-esteem can be a contributing factor. Because of such a background,
people develop controlling personality traits that include high expectations,
extremely analytical or perfectionist tendencies, obsessive thinking and
your life and your health. Fear plays a part in many diseases we face in these
great a part fear has played in turning you into a control freak. You must face
your fear head-on.
must deal if you are going to heal! God has not given us a spirit of fear (see 2
harmed another individual.
Forgive anyone who has harmed you.
Let God take
past hurt from you. Take it to the altar and leave it there.
reject every fear that comes into your mind and tries to take you captive.
Rebuke it and ask for the peace of God to surround you.
and medical bills that will be avoided as you relax, knowing “God is in