Most fears are not truth.
What we fear is not reality, so don’t give life to your fears by dwelling there.
I’ve been having some strange dreams lately. Guess that comes with fibromyalgia, which is considered a central nervous system disorder (but it might be the carb laden dinner I had). Dreams can be bizarre with no basis in reality or loop off a single twisted idea.
Take this in. Not everything that comes out of our brains is based in fact. Fears are not truth.
Our brains are creative. They don’t just record fact and spit it out. Our brains create worlds, and not all of it is who we are or what we believe.
Brains can create by loose association and random linking. Have you ever had a dream where all types of people were together in one place that have never met in real life. Creating. Our brains create.
How do you think fictional books are written?
We are made up of more than brain waves.
The brain is just one part of heart, mind, and soul. We have a choice to act on a thought or creation that flows from the brain or not.
For instance, I have had those crazy dreams. I am not any of the things I dreamed last week. None of it is reality, but parts of my dreams about memory and people in my life can be traced to concerns I won’t repeat out loud. I do not want to give value or life to something that I don’t want to happen.
It is important to only repeat or talk about things you would like to see happen. Our words are powerful.
Give weight and importance to the good things. Head toward the good things.
I dreamed something recently related to concerns I have had in the past, so instead of worrying about it or letting it create anxiety I will work in solutions to the possible problem.
To handle something negative or bad in our lives, take this positive workable approach.
First, don’t keep talking about a problem. Don’t reinforce what you don’t want.
Secondly, pray and ask for help understanding the issue and how to handle it.
Ask God to help you handle what you can. Let him handle his part.
The next step is to put out any big /cannot wait fire first such as things that will injure you, truly ruin your life, or create worse problems.
If you have done those things, you can pause, pray and take a breath.
Take that breath. Give air and space to more solutions and answers by stopping and listening.
Remember to talk only about solutions and positive outcome with the someone(s) involved as in spouse, co-worker, friend, parent, child etc.
Ask an expert opinion from successful people if necessary. Do not ask your neighbor who has been divorced three times how to fix a marriage problem.
Do not add to problem by discussing with every person you talk to.
Stop acting without thinking. Stop running amuck and trying to solve something before you know what to do or how to do it. You create bigger problems that way.
If you tend to obsess, then pray without ceasing, but don’t start throwing yourself into go mode trying to make things work.
Next step. Tell yourself there is a next step. Do not hide from a problem either.
Work in positive truth. Don’t lie to try to fix something.
Don’t discuss your fears or negative situation in depth over and over. If you get mired in the problem your brain focuses on that.
Give your brain somewhere positive to head.
Ask yourself what parts can I change?
Don’t worry about what you can’t control. Put that aside.
List the remaining issues and possible solutions.
Deal with them in order of priority.
Work in possibility not problems.
Deal with what you can. Do what you can. ACT.
Fears are not truth, they are only possible outcomes and sometimes irrational creations of a creative brain.
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 KJV
Have a sound mind. Pray. Work the solutions.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 NIV
Peace. Do not be afraid.
And the peace of God, surpassing all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 Berean literal bible
Barefoot, praying, listening, and writing,
This song Fear Is A Liar is a beautiful illustration. We don’t have to live in fear.
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