We face many pressures in our life.
If I had you to sit down and list all the pressures you experience, you might come back with quite a list! Simply thinking of this feels overwhelming.
When the pressures of life begin to build, you go into flight or fight mode. You either try to do more and strive to accomplish it all or run and hide from the problems.
When this happens, you begin to experience something I call “Subconscious Survival.“
Subconscious survival happens when you’re overwhelmed, unaware, distracted, and deceived by subconscious beliefs. You’re unaware of all that’s driving your actions, and the result is drifting from your walk with God.
I can remember days, weeks, and even years when I was surviving. I was reacting to life and was utterly unaware that I had the choice to move out of my overwhelm.
I was stuck. My whole body and soul fought to survive, guided by my subconscious beliefs.
It wasn’t until God’s word lit up these dark corners of my life did I begin to change.
“We want Christ to hurry and calm the storm. He wants us to find Him in the midst of it first.” Beth Moore
The path from the subconscious overwhelm is about transforming your beliefs and thoughts. This requires taking a step back, but not when things are “calmer” or “less stressful”… this work happens in the midst of pressure!
So often (and I am one of them!), we want the situation and circumstance to change before we begin to do the work with God. We want to rebuild our walk with God in the calm versus the storm.
Stepping out of survival mode is not that the pressures disappear. The miracle is when our subconscious survival becomes subconscious faith.
Subconscious beliefs that transform us from the inside out.
“Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
Psalm 119:105, NIV
God’s word can transform how you respond to the pressures in life! You can move from floundering for whatever will help get you through another day to confidently walking with God.
You don’t have to be stuck in a subconscious overwhelm. It is possible to step out and begin to live a new reality.
You don’t have to be stuck in this for years like I was!
The path to survival requires care for the whole person: mentally, spiritually, and physically.
If you’re reading this and something inside says, “this is me,” – comment below or schedule a call today.
Survival mode does not have to be your life forever. You can begin to step out of this today.
~ Vanessta Spark