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3 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Stepping Out in Ministry

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Leaning into my fear and embracing the adrenaline coursing through my veins, I answered the Lord and said, "Yes, I'll go to China." I was 19-years-old and in my second year of college when I sensed God calling me to be a missionary. Young and naive, I had no idea what was happening when I heard “Go to China” on repeat in my head for a week, on my way to and from class, while eating meals in the dining common and when trying to fall asleep at night.
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I'm a Counsellor, and I Struggled with Anxiety

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“I’m sorry, there is no cure for your medical condition.” Those were the last words I expected to hear from my doctor. I was 28 then. 
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Can I Have Anxiety . . . and Still Trust God?

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I was an anxious child. At four I paced around with a little frown, asking serious questions, and trying to prepare myself for the big wide world.   At 12, I would lie awake with a churning stomach and restless thoughts. I’m 23 now, and the anxiety hasn’t disappeared.
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Confessions of a Pastor who Wrestles with Anxiety

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I started my career as a young, zealous pastor who wanted to change the world. I wanted to do everything I could for God. But, by the second year of ministry I was battling depression and anxiety.
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How to Walk with a Friend Through Their Mental Health Journey

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As a registered Christian counsellor in a private practise, I have seen and heard words and actions that are unhelpful for people battling anxiety.

To my Past-Self Who Knew Very Little About Anxiety

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Dear anxious Rosie, You are not alone in your anxiety. God feels incredibly far away at this moment, but the truth is, He has never been closer to you. He hasn’t discarded you because you are too difficult or too broken to love. He hasn’t broken any of His promises to you. He is holding you together right now. Don’t give up on trying to find God. 
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When I Stopped Viewing Anxiety as My Enemy: 3 Lessons I Learned

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It’s usually once I’m seated in a rollercoaster, and the attendants start doing their safety checks that I’m regretting my decision to go on the ride. Panic would fill my stomach. I find it hard to breathe. I feel like I’m about to die and that feeling continues to grow as the train gradually arrives at the peak of the rollercoaster.   And that’s what my anxiety feels like. 
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My Vision for the Church—A Safe Space for Men to Speak About Their Mental Health

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Who, or what, makes the ideal man? I’m an Australian guy, and sometimes it can be hard to have a straightforward answer. However you define a true-blue Australian man, there seems to be one universal agreement: Men should not be weak. 
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I Had Agoraphobia—I Didn't Know What It Was

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How many people think to themselves, “I won’t walk in the park today because I might poop myself?” “I won’t drive the car because I might pass out behind the wheel?” “I won’t drink coffee because I might shake so violently that I can’t sit upright?”