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Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

Do you think about things that could go wrong throughout the day prior to getting out bed or throughout the day? Anticipatory anxiety is when someone is anxious about something that might happen in the future.

I had my share of experiences with anticipatory anxieties. I was a “What If” person questioning thoughts and attempting to anticipate what would or could happen to ruin my day, my life. Perhaps, we all have experienced anticipatory anxiety trying to penetrate into our minds.

Anticipatory anxiety is an evil spirit, and to paraphrase a message from Spiritual Mother Copeland that aligns with this topic we must trust and depend on the Lord to help us fight against the evil spirits in the world. We must rebuke anticipatory anxiety attacks against our finances, our health, our minds, our relationship with God and people, and our joy.”

One of several ways to overcome anticipatory anxiety is to rejoice in the Lord always and read Philippians 4:4-9 which tells us not to be anxious about anything, but to pray and continue meditating on the Word of God.

We are children of God and there is none who can stay His Hands when He chooses to intervene with those in Proverbs 4:16 “For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.” Stand Guard! Be Watchful! Why? Demons are watching us and planning their attack.


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12 thoughts on “Overcoming Anticipatory Anxiety

    1. Hi Chris, thank you for reading and commenting. Concur, despite difficult situations and everything happening in the world, God is still in control. Have a great day/night and remain safe.

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  1. This is just a suggestion…in order to have success in overcoming or conquering this quote from above (“We must rebuke anticipatory anxiety attacks against our finances, our health, our minds, our relationship with God and people, and our joy.”, we must first and foremost, obey the scriptures by tithing on a consistent basis. When we expect God to be faithful, what about us. Are we exempt from obedience? We live on a 2-way street with stop signs, and when we do not follow the signs, we get a ticket. (I’m just sayin’)


    1. Thank you for your comment.

      The blog subject is about some ways to overcome anticipatory anxiety. It was not about the Plan of Salvation, or the Acts of Worship which includes offering, nor about only Christians having these experiences. Research shows the majority of people suffer from this type of anxiety are usually because of finances, health, mental, physical and even spiritual exhaustion as well as from the loss of loved ones. Of course, there are other known and unknown reasons and causes.

      As Christians we should rely on God but not everyone is a Christian. God allows non-Christians to seek and get needed help as well. (Matthew 5:45-48) He allows mankind to obtain the knowledge to care for the temple of the Holy Spirit (specialized physicians for every part of our body); and not all of them are Christians. He does not only use Christians to get things done. For example, the founder of Facebook is an atheist, but God allowed him and others to obtain the knowledge to create the platform. During the pandemic many ministers, including my husband, utilized Facebook for online sermons and online Bible Study. These men of God reached hundreds of thousands and perhaps millions. My husband’s sermons reached an audience in approximately thirty countries that he would not have otherwise reached preaching from a pulpit to those who are already Christians. God made a way for all nations to hear His Word to accept or reject His Plan of Salvation (Hear, Believe, Repent, Confess, Baptized and live faithfully unto death).

      When it comes to being converted Christians God expect us to obey His commandments as followers of Jesus. He allowed us the choice as free moral agents to obey His Word, or not to obey, with the understanding there are only two eternal consequences when Jesus returns, and we stand before God on the Judgment Day–Heaven or Hell. He has His reasons for returning to the Household of Faith first (1 Peter 4:17, 1 Timothy 3:15. I Corinthians 3:16-17, 1 Peter 2:5-7). We can go back to the Old Testament (Ezekiel 9:6-11 and Jeremiah 25:15-29) which is written for our learning even though we live under the New Testament, the Christian Dispensation. (Romans 15:4) It is obviously better for Christians who obey with the application of God’s word in our lives. (I Sanuel 15)

      Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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      1. Amen. And thank you for an exhaustive response. I look forward to your daily posts. (By the way, I now sleep with a doctor prescribed CPAP machine. By faithfully using it every night, I have overcome my anticipatory anxieties.)

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