I have been struggling with stress lately. I have had anxiety over how others behave toward me and how their behavior affects me directly. This has caused me to become very tired physically and mentally. The realization hit me yesterday, that i have conformed myself to this world. I haven’t stopped being thankful or giving God glory but little by little I have tuned my focus to things of this world instead of God.
My strength comes from My Father and I have been struggling through each day in my own strength. I spent some time talking with God today and all of this pressure makes sense now. It is not my business how others act. It is not my business what they say or what they do. It is my business how I act and how I respond. I am in total control of the words spewing from my mouth. I am in total control of my actions and how I treat others. This doesn’t mean that I let people take advantage of me or run all over me. I have the right to stand up for myself; but in a Godly manor.
The acceptable thing, socially, is to gather and talk about those doing you wrong. Name calling and pointing out all the flaws of others are the general rules for these sessions. I am guilty! I have confessed, asked forgiveness and am now trying to put things back into prospective. You see, we are here to know God and make Him known. How are we to make God known if our actions scream that we don’t know Him at all. We can show the love of God if we ourselves act in ways displeasing to our Lord and Savior.
Have you also been suffering from anxiety from the pressure of conforming to this world? Let me know how you are overcoming this and together we will overcome this tiring trial.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.
Romans 12:2 (KJV)