How to Stop Anxious Thoughts Before They Start || Tauren Wells

We’ve talked about this a couple of times throughout this series, but do you realize how important your own thoughts are when it comes to fear and anxiety? We’re digging in deeper on that one today. We want to make sure you’re set up for success next time those anxious thoughts creep in!

Read (from the New Living Translation)

We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Go Deep

Tauren Wells tells a great story about fear! Then he shares some awesome insights on taking your anxious thoughts captive and, instead, activating your faith!


Notes from the Life Application Study Bible

We, like Paul [author of 2 Corinthians], are merely weak humans, but we don’t need to use human plans and methods to win our battles. God’s mighty weapons are available to us as we fight against the devil’s “strongholds.” The Christian must choose whose methods to use – God’s or the world’s. Paul assures us that God’s might weapons – prayer, faith, hope, love, God’s Word, the Holy Spirit – are powerful and effective (see Ephesians 6:13-18)! These weapons can break down the proud human arguments against God and the walls that Satan builds to keep people from finding God. When dealing with people’s proud arguments that keep them from a relationship with Christ, we may be tempted to use our own methods. But nothing can break down these barriers like God’s weapons.


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    December 16, 2020 10:36 pm

    Thank you for this lesson, overcoming fear is a vital for me at this point in my journey. I have started mentally putting on God’s full armour before I even get out bed, and as I’m getting ready in the mornings. Being intentional in my morning routine with God has proved to be priceless in my life.
    💕 Love & Light

    January 15, 2021 3:59 am

    I wish it was that easy for me. I will continue to pray and do my best to to Trust God. On my calm days I trust 100%.

    Diana Fortinberry
    Diana Fortinberry
    April 19, 2021 5:21 pm

    I struggle with fear alot. Especially during hurricane season.

    Ashlee Williams
    Ashlee Williams
    July 26, 2021 7:26 am

    This is so true to me. I am a recovering addict and I tried so many times to just conquer my addiction on my own with just only worldly ways. But when I brought my Christianity religion God Jesus my relationship it’s become the best journey I have ever taken in my entire life and even though it started because of a bad addiction to drugs this is become the best thing that’s ever happened to me and I do not regret a thing because if I have not had that happen to me I would not be here at… Read more »

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    October 24, 2023 7:13 am

    Such a lovely story. Thanks for sharing.

    Melissa Selene Campbell
    Melissa Selene Campbell
    September 12, 2021 4:49 pm

    This message. Helped me see clear

    October 24, 2023 7:11 am

    This was so helpful as I struggle with fear about my job.

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