Did you know that resisting a panic attack actually makes it grow stronger? Did you know that you’re most likely on the verge of a panic attack at all times because you are fearing that you’re going to have a panic attack.
I know because I have been there.
For one year of my life I kept trying to figure out what the heck I was so afraid of. I mean, I was terrified of death, sickness, suffering and lots of other things but I constantly felt this sense of terror and dread – like I was going to die any moment.
One day I discovered that I was fearing the panic attack. I had experienced a panic attack and that’s what triggered the anxiety spiral for me. That one event uncovered a whole bunch of crap buried beneath the surface in my life and I couldn’t get away.
I turned to Jesus for healing because he is the ultimate Healer. Through prayer and surrender the Lord brought me out of the pit. He can get you out of yours too.
But for this blog post – I want to reveal to you that you’re fearing the panic attack. It’s keeping you in a loop of anxiety and you’re on edge at all times. What if … What if you don’t fear the panic attack anymore?
I know that’s easier said than done but we overcome our fears by facing them. The next time you feel that panic attack coming I want to challenge you not to run away. Pull over, go to your room, get alone somewhere and tell that sucker to BRING.IT.ON.
That sounds crazy, right? What do you have to lose? Aren’t you tired of being controlled by fear? Do you trust God to see you through? Maybe you don’t trust him … but let him prove his faithfulness to you.
I know this is not a cushy blog telling you how valued and important you are (which you are) – but this is a “meet me over here” blog. This is a call to action. It’s time to take back your life.
You can either be a victim or a victor. You are equipped with incredible power through Jesus Christ. The resurrection power of Christ is in you! That means the same power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power living in you. (Romans 8:11)
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela
You got this! You are braver than you know. Stand firm.