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What Is Your Anxiety?

Author: 
Senior Pastor Bill Hayden
Date Published: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017

If I have heard the expression once, “I can’t wait for” or “I can’t wait until...” I have heard it a thousand times from my childhood to now. Have you ever wondered why we say such things while we impatiently wait? I think that human beings deal with moments of anxiety, which affect our interactions on a daily basis with others.

What causes anxiety for one person may not be the same for another. I noticed that animals can be anxious as well, waiting for their master’s return. I am sure that everything in the animal kingdom is subject to anxiety in some form.

Just the other week we had an infestation of German Yellow Jackets. The reason that I knew they were German was because my wife told me. She had observed the pictures and description on the box containing a trap for yellow jackets. I had sprayed, sprayed and sprayed, as well as maintenance services with very little results. Each day they would find another way into the wood siding, so I decided to cover that entrance with tape. Problem solved! No!

Each morning, I would go to the door thinking that I had solved the problem but to my surprise they had made another opening. The more creative I was in trying to rid them from new openings; the more creative they became. We warned our family and friends not to come to the door because some of the yellow jackets were aggressive and we avoided entering the house at the front during the daytime.

I have covered every entry with tape and now they are starting to enter the trap. When they have moved on I can remove the tape and access my home from the front alleviating the possibility of getting stung.

Your anxiety may not be yellow jackets, it could be health, finances, loneliness, the country, the future or the “What Ifs.” Anxiety is a thief that robs us of our peace and contentment. Apostle Paul made this statement; Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”Anxiety may come but it can’t stay when you follow those instructions!

Come and meet us Sunday at the Villages Community Chapel in Cribari Auditorium 10 a.m. to be encouraged. The chapel is a place for needs to be met, faith to be affirmed and people to love. Coffee and refreshments will not be served while the Auditorium is under construction during July. Please join us and we’ll hold a door for you. See you this Sunday! We would love to meet you.