Anxiety: Fear Of Passing Out

➵ Would you believe me if I told you I had anxiety SO bad about six years ago that it made it hard for me to even leave the house?! I felt like my anxiety came out of nowhere and it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was like, "what is this?!" I had a GREAT fear of passing out. This fear consumed my mind. I couldn't get this thought out of my mind, "you are going to pass out, you are going to pass out," no matter how hard I tried. I prayed, fasted, prayed again and still no deliverance. The Bible says, "as a man thinketh, so is he." (Proverbs 23:7) I allowed this thought to take my mind captive, instead of taking that thought captive and making it obedient to Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5) As I allowed this thought to penetrate my mind, it would cause my heart to race, my vision to get blurry, and I would get hot. When this happened, I had to bend down or even lay on the ground. The symptoms were not a result of a sickness. They were caused by my mind believing the lies of the devil. Your mind is powerful y'all!!

This went on for like two years and God used my little nephew to help bring me healing. When I moved to Raleigh to watch him (out of obedience to God), my mind was no longer focused on me, but meeting his needs. I was overwhelmed at the thought of having to watch a newborn in this state, but God used my sister to get me here. I knew I was supposed to come, but I was so afraid. I did it anyways...full of fear. I can say it was only because of the LORD GOD that I watched him, because I would have stayed in my "safe place" and wouldn't have grown and be where I am at today.

I can't tell you the last time I had that thought and I used to be terrorized by it. We don't have to live in fear because God promises us His peace! There might be seasons where He allows this, but you can rest on this...He doesn't want you to stay in that state of mind. "For the Lord has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7) Even when your prayers seem to go unanswered, even when He seems to be far away, and even when He is silent, the Deliverer is coming!!! ➵