Finding The Source of Your Fear and Anxiety

Another area where the power of faith is most effective is in overcoming fear and anxiety.
Satan exercises maximum influence on us when we are in a state of fear and anxiety. During such time, we tend to suspend critical thinking and sound judgment choosing to make decisions based upon our fear.
To overcome fear, it pays to remember that God did not give us the spirit of fear, but instead he gave us the spirit of power, love and a sound mind (2nd Timothy 1:7). Acting by faith, we can overcome fear with the spirit of a sound mind.
To do this, you should first locate the source of your fear and anxiety. In some cases, you may need professional help to find the source of your fear. It may be the fear of losing your job, of not being able to meet a deadline, or falling sick. Whatever the source of your fear, it is important to find it.
Once you find the source of your fear, answer the question, what would be the worst-case scenario if what you fear happened? write it on paper. If you need to do some research, or consult a professional to get full detail on the worst-case scenario, then do so. The purpose here is to know as much as is possible about all that might happen.
When satisfied you have your worst fears on paper, ask yourself, "What can I do to prevent these events from coming to pass?"
Again, put on paper all the things you could do to prevent the worst-case scenario from happening. In complex cases, you may need professional help to compile such a list, as this would shape your battle plan against the demons of fear and anxiety, and it should have no major defect when put into action.
The next question is, "In spite of all my efforts to prevent the worst-case scenario from happening, what will I do if it does?"
This question is very important because it asks for a backup plan in the event that your first plan of defense fails. Again, as with the first plan, particular care must be taken to create an effective backup plan that would not fail when put to the test.

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