Have you been living in fear? You take one step forward, but three steps back-- stuck and afraid. Fear can be stifling. It is oftentimes used interchangeably with anxiety and some experts think the two may be undistinguishable. It really can be difficult to tell the difference because fear can cause anxiety or vice versa, and they both cause the same type of bodily response to varying degrees.
Has it stopped you from accomplishing a dream? Ruined relationships? Destroyed your confidence?
1 John 4:18 says "Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love takes away fear." Your heavenly father loves you and does not want you to be in bondage of the mind-- He has not given us the spirit of fear, but of love, peace, and a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7).
Someone once said overthinking is the art of creating problems that weren't even there. Take control of your thoughts, challenge them. It is usually a thought that precedes a feeling, which then affects your behavior.
Turn those negative automatic thoughts into positive. Change your point of view. Are you telling yourself the same thing you would tell a friend? Speak and declare the desired outcome.
..."so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11)