Anointed Courage

Encouraging Words from Lessons Learned

Month: May 2016 (page 1 of 2)

Healing from Worry

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood. But against rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers, over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12

I have mentioned before that if I do not feel well physically, I don’t feel well emotionally. Unfortunately, I haven’t felt well for a while and was ordered to take some tests. Some of the test results were of concern to my doctor, so more tests were being ordered. Things like that worry people, but for the most part, they can handle it. In regards to me, I can’t handle it. My thoughts spiral out of control of all that could be wrong. When I received that news of further testing, I was about 20 minutes from having to pick up my daughter at school. I called my dad to tell him and he said, “Maybe you feel sick because you have always been a worrier. Stress will just mess you up.” ...   Continue Reading

Show me your Faith Muscles!

When Abraham was ninety-nine years old, The Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me faithfully and blameless. Then I will make my covenant between me and you and will greatly increase your numbers.’” Genesis 17:1-2

Faith is difficult to have sometimes, especially when we have no control over the situation. Anxiety creeps in when I am going to a social gathering that is planned by someone else. I think about that day, weeks beforehand and wonder about what bad things could happen. Most times, I get so nervous and then the day comes and goes and I get so mad that I worried for nothing. Sometimes the anxiety comes from anticipating an argument or uncomfortable confrontation at one of these events. This is because it has happened before. No one wants to be blindsided by unhappy people when you are trying to enjoy a social event....   Continue Reading

No longer a doormat for Passive Aggressive Behavior

His talk is smooth as butter, yet war is in his heart: his words are more than oil, yet they are drawn swords.” Psalm 55:12

When God is working on something in your life, that subject seems to show up everywhere. I have been dealing with the subject of passive aggression. In this recent time: I have had it happen to me, I have done it to someone and close people have been mentioning they have been dealing with difficult people. I came across this website called “Out of the Fog” (www.outofthefog.net) and it clearly labels what Passive Aggression looks like....   Continue Reading

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