Episode Summary:

Do you ever have difficulty calming your racing mind when life is stressful? Do you lay awake at night, unable to tame your thoughts so you can sleep? Do the stresses of life tempt you to fall into the trap of second-guessing yourself or others? Then you’ll be glad you tuned in to today’s episode where Alicia Michelle and I share how to find mental rest and calm your racing thoughts.

 

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Quotables from the Episode:

  • Our busyness, perfectionism, and people pleasing often originates with core negative soundtracks that play in our minds from early childhood.
  • Our tendency to push our bodies and our minds beyond what is reasonable, is often fueled by our desire to answer three questions: Am I enough? Am I loved? Am I worthy?
  • Mental rest starts with giving ourselves permission to have space and margin in our lives.
  • To achieve the most benefit from mental rest, we must consider times of daily mental rest as well as extended periods of mental rest when we pull away from all the mental demands that run our life.
  • In seeking periods of rest, ask God to direct your steps. His ways are higher and better, and He knows what we most need.
  • We can’t make the “rest of God” happen, but we can position ourselves to be receptive and receive his rest.

 

Scripture References:

  • Psalm 23:2-3 He lets me rest in green meadows, he leads me beside peaceful streams, He renews my strength, He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. (NLT)
  • Isaiah 30:15-16, 18 This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: ‘Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it… You said, ‘No, we will get our help from Egypt. They will give us swift horses for riding into battle.’ But the only witness you are going to see is the swiftness of your enemies chasing you! So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. (NLT)
  • Psalm 94:19 When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. (NLT)

 

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Guest:

Alicia Michelle, podcast hostAlicia Michelle is a certified mindset coach, speaker, Bible study author and award- winning podcast host of the top-ranked The Christian Mindset Coach Podcast. Through her coaching and courses (and by the power of the Holy Spirit), she equips Christian women with practical biblically-based tools to break free from the worry and exhaustion of perfectionism, people pleasing and performance that come from feeling “never enough”.

 

 

 

 

 

Do you ever have difficulty calming your racing mind when life is stressful? Do you lay awake at night, unable to tame your thoughts so you can sleep? Join me with Alicia Michelle as we explore how giving yourself permission for mental rest can lead to a peaceful mind. Reduce stress now! Tune in and learn how to find mental rest and calm your racing thoughts.

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