For the first time in my adult life I experienced a chronic stress. I didn’t know what hit me without warning until the Lord delivered me from it. I could have protected myself from it had I been aware of its tactics and so I wasn’t prepared for it. You know what they say, “what you don’t know cannot kill you”, but what you do know you can protect yourself from it. Had I been exposed to a level of stress one way or the other, perhaps I would have been prepared and I would have protected myself from it.
I am not sharing this to make you feel afraid but to expose to you that this is one of the way the devil steals, kills and destroy lives, and you can learn from my personal experience so you don’t have to go through the same attack that I went through and you can protect yourself from becoming a stress victim. You know what they say, “prevention is better than cure” but a better way to prevent a thing is to protect yourself from it.
Thankfully we have the right armor to protect ourselves from stress and it is the word of God. It will guard and protect your mind against stress attack when you wear it with all diligence; “Guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23). It will
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 from 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)