Anxiety is the part of us that always has something to worry about. Anxiety has a question about everything and is constantly nervous about what will happen, has happened, is happening… anxiety feels like an ever-surrounding force that presses in on you with tons of pressure. If you’re not careful, you’ll let it swallow you alive with exhaustion, migraines, and sickness.
Anxiety lies. You can’t waste your energy listening to all of the possibilities of probabilities and suppositions of suspicion or you can recognize that everything you’re worried about is untrue.
Anxiety lies. Outside your windows and doors, anxiety lies in wait to surround you with the aroma of doubt, fear, and discouragement. Recognize the traps and the smell of the no good anxious thoughts, and cast them off.
Are you letting anxiety hold you back from something you know you have to do? Are you listening to the lies anxiety has to tell you?
Consider this: If every reason that holds you back is false, how does that change what you would do with the emotional baggage you deal with? Remember, this is not about what your dad is or is not doing, and more about what you’re doing about it. Whatever you do, do not listen to your anxiety. Run in the direction of the fear. That is where you will find healing.