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When I (as a pastor) Get Anxiety

Today is my day off.  Fridays for our staff is a Sabbath day of rest. We aren’t supposed to work.

When I got out of bed this morning, I began to feel the pressure of anxiety creep into my consciousness. It wasn’t linked to specific thoughts or pressures of life. It was just a dull roar in the depths of my spirit.  Why?  I began to ask myself, “What did I leave unaccomplished this week?”  Maybe I was getting stressed because I forgot something.  Maybe I did something wrong or maybe I didn’t finish something successfully.  What was left to accomplish before Sunday?  Maybe I needed to ‘get something done’ before our services on Sunday.  Is someone mad at me and I need to resolve it?  I begin to focus on the mystery and try to figure it out.  Thinking that if I could just resolve the issue, then everything would be at peace.  All these thoughts came before my feet hit the floor.  I had only been awake about 30 seconds.  So this is what I did…

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