I have realised the importance of checking myself from time to time to ensure I’m doing things that enhance and better my life and not destroy myself from the inside. One of the ways i do this is asking myself, is God still first in my life or i have put him in the back seat somewhere?
Recently i have realised that there are moments in my life (they don’t happen often, which is good) i wake up feeling a bit anxious for no apparent reason and trust me even if this is not as intense as other people’s experiences, it is a horrible feeling to have. I look at my work life, my personal life and my family life and i cannot seem to find anything that would cause me to be anxious. So what is causing this? I ask myself. What i have found helpful (and i do this quite often) is look at my daily routine to check if there is anything that I’m doing that I’m not supposed to which might have thrown me off balance? Is there anything important that i have been doing that i have stopped doing which has contributed to me feeling this way? During my personal investigations i have found out that every time i experience this anxious feeling, i have neglected my bible reading, my prayer life and generally spending time with God. When i go back to consistently reading the word and praying, i become happier within and that anxious feeling just disappears and my whole being becomes peaceful again.
I would encourage every child of God to grab their bible and read it even if its just for 5 minutes a day, it will transform your life. The word of God is alive and it has been given to us to change our lives and make us whole again.
Psalm 119:105 ”Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”