For the first time in my adult life I experienced a chronic stress. It hit me without warning because I didn’t protect myself from it. I wasn’t aware of it and so I wasn’t prepared for it. Had I been exposed to it one way or the other, perhaps I would have been prepared and I would have protected myself from it. I am only sharing this so as not to scare you but expose the devil’s way of stealing, killing and destroying lives, and so that you can learn from my experience and you can protect yourself from it. Prevention they say is better than cure. What better way is there to prevent a thing than to protect yourself from it? You need to protect yourself from stress with the word of God. Unlike its many counterparts, stress is
It does not have regards for the young nor for the old. It happens to everybody. It is ruthless and deadly. Once it settles on its victim, it doesn’t let go until it has drained life out of that individual. You really don’t want to cross its paths. This is why it’s important to protect yourself from it before it descends on your doorsteps, in your doorway or dormitories, at home or at work
It will guard and protect your mind against stress attack.
“Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23)
you will fall into it before you say, Jack Robinson. Stress is one of the things we all encounter on a day to day basis. If it were human we would recognise it from afar, prepare our minds for its arrival, fight against it or avoid it altogether. If it were a man, we would pull ourselves together, brace its consequences and prepare our minds for whatever attack he might bring our way and if it were a woman, we would devise a way to deal with her eccentricity or complexity. However, stress is not easily seen nor recognisable until it has struck and neither does it come in different appearances of women. Instead, it takes the form of a spirit, travels through the air, sometimes possesses a human body and appears through situations and circumstances.
Though invisible in nature, it somehow slips through the invisible world and slowly makes its way into our world causing damages as it travels around. It does not travel alone, it brings with it anxiety, aggravation, fear, anger, offence and a whole lot of other emotional outbursts that is not good for your health. It steals f4om the abundant life Christ came to give his friends (John 10:10), kills destinies and destroys lives. Stress is not kind to your health or your emotional well-being. By the time you recognise its work, it may have stolen a large chunk of your peace of mind and it may have caused so much damage to your health.
You no longer need to wait for stress to attack before you prepare yourself against its attack. You no longer need to give stress access into your home and into your life or into your world. You can equip yourself with the word of God by knowing your identity in Christ, train yourself to recognise stress appearances and its triggers in your life, resist stress and its cohorts attack, speak the word of God to guard yourself and stress will flee from you. You can begin to equip yourself with the word of God on a day to day basis against stress attack, resist stress and its cohorts and they will flee from you.
Speak the Word of God over Yourself and Change Your World
I declare that God is on my side at all times and stress has nothing on me (Romans 8:31).
I declare that all things work together for my good because I love the Lord and I have been called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28)
I declare I will not stress myself over things I cannot control instead I will turn to the Lord for consolation and he will fill my mind with delightful thoughts(Psalm 94:19).
I declare my heart shall not be troubled for I believe in God and I believe in his son Jesus Christ (John 14:1)
I declare before worries turns into burdens and anxieties attracts stress into my life, I give my burdens to the Lord and he sustains me. He will not permit me to suffer any manner of stress for he has made me his righteousness(Psalm 55:22)
God has not given me the spirit of timidity but of power, of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7)
I declare when trials and tribulations come my way, I will rest my heart in the peace that Christ has given me (John 16:33)