Stress is pressure that causes us to worry and fret. It is diametrically opposed to the words of the Lord, when He admonishes us to “FRET NOT!” Stress eats away at those who are vexed to a point that an irritation is birthed, that functions like a living organism. Stress becomes a tangled thing that can eat away or gnaws at you in spirit, soul and body like a tapeworm or even a CANCER.
Those who are stressed tend to also be nervous. They become easily excited, then agitated, then annoyed. Then paranoid.
The paranoia of the stressed leads to fear or apprehension. Stressed people are filled with misgivings that cause them to be distrustful about their future, where the mind anticipates something unfavorable or even sinister is about to happen.
The opposite of stress is peace. When there is a lack of peace in someone who professes to be born again, my eyebrow is raised, because peace is an important fruit of the spirit.
A lack of peace is also an indication that trust and faith in God is out of reach. But on a carnal, everyday level, there are certain issues and conditions that contribute to stress.
I find that insecure people, which includes do gooders and people pleasers are often stressed. Nothing they do for others is ever enough. They start to harbor bad feelings against those they claim they once helped and cared for. Passive people just fall deeper and deeper in their own self-created trap, while The aggressive ones are generally stressed because they are too self-centered and ambitious. Narcissistic types are never satisfied with a blessing because they think they deserve so much more. So when they never receive in life what they expected, stress sets in and establishes a stronghold for the enemy to use to his advantage.
Then again, the wicked are often stressed. As it says in proverbs, the wicked flee when no one pursues but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
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