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Anxiety about COVID 19? Lift others up.

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There are a lot of people anxious, worried, and freaking out right now over the COVID 19 Pandemic. One thing that freakouts, worries, and anxiety have in common is that it is all in our heads. A true war in our minds that tries to hold our peace hostage and take out all hope in our lives. As Viktor Frankl stated in his book, Man’s Search for Meaning, “Prison bars imagined are no less solid steel.” Dr. Frankl’s realization of this helped him survive the Nazi Prison Camp that he was in.

Why am I writing about COVID 19 on my Understanding Giftedness site? Two reasons:

  1. My mission here is to combine giftedness and Christianity. I am bringing awareness to the Christian community about how God uniquely created your gifted children and, likely, yourself.
  2. Gifted people, all of us, have a very rich imagination and intense emotions that can either send us into a downward spiral or propel us into inspiring hope.

It is of the utmost importance that as a gifted person you propel your mind toward hope so that, united, we can help lift our brothers and sisters up who are struggling with this pandemic. They turn to us with their questions. This isn’t a time to be humble about that or a time to flaunt our knowledge, but it is a time to realize that it is a truth for so many of us. It’s the same thing that we do as well. We turn to someone that we believe will know the answers to the questions we’re seeking answers to.

Lifting a person takes a lot more strength than it does to just walk with a person down an adventurous road, and the world right now is hiking switchbacks up a mountain. Thus, I want to help you inspire others to lift others and I want you to be able to inspire those you’re carrying to be able to hike effectively on their own. Staring Today, start taking a simple step into the gym of your faith. It’s time to go straight-up cross-fit extreme about faith-building.

How do you do that?

Simple.

Remember that whatever you feed grows. Take those anxieties that you’re feeling right now and instead of having them fuel your fears, make them submit to you (I mean, they’re YOUR anxieties, make them do what YOU tell them to) and fuel your FAITH! Your anxiety can literally push you CLOSER to the FATHER.

Read Matt 6: 28-34. Here’s my favorite version from The Message:

Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.

God is doing something in the midst of the pandemic and it’s a GREAT idea for us to join Him in what He is doing on our planet. Start this weekend. Ask God how you can help. Join in and be a part of divine intervention and solution. Even better, be a part of others being inspired to follow Christ and become saved, strong, and empowered themselves. No matter if they believe in giftedness or not, God loves ALL of His children and has equipped each of us for a unique work that He planned for us to do long ago. We are called to love and help everyone.

Here’s a practical way to start this weekend: Gage your content. We are what we eat mentally and emotionally. What is the source of the majority of the content that you’re taking in about COVID 19? Is it Biblical or secular media? Are you spending more time talking to The Father about this pandemic or Facebook? Instagram? Are you getting your downloads from Heaven or Google? Whatever you feed grows. Whatever your eat produces that particular fruit. Eat fear, produce fear fruit. Eat faith, produce faith fruit. It’s as simple as that.

Don’t think for a second that God is freaking out over this virus. Satan is the only one freaking out because he knows that EVERYTHING hidden in darkness is brought into the Light. Satan also knows that he cannot control God’s people with fear, anxiety, worry, depression, etc…when we refuse to eat his fear-filled fruit.

Wash your hands. Trust Jesus. Go lift some people up!

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