Do you have a non-anxious presence?

Do You Have a Non-Anxious Presence?

Today we are going to talk about having a non-anxious presence.

It’s less about you and more about the non-anxious presence that you give other people in a room.

Think of each person you interact with like a fork in the road, you can either leave them better off or more anxious than when you found them.

You can either be a life-giver or a life-sucker.

So I had to ask myself, what is my presence? What gift could I leave someone? Is it the gift of a pleasant conversation or a kind smile? Or do I leave people feeling anxious and drained?

There are people like that in our lives. People who are negative or temperamental, they just vacuum up your energy.

So I want you to think about the role that you want to have in people’s lives. Do you want to be the life-giver or life-sucker?

What is a non-anxious presence?

Now you might know the kind of person that you want to be, but it’s not going to happen with your own will power and desire. Most people want to be pleasant, kind, and to make good friends. But accomplishing that requires you to understand who the ultimate life-giver is.

Who is the ultimate person that is able to give a calm, non-anxious spirit in the midst of chaos? Jesus. He is the one that we can model. He is the one person that always carried this non-anxious presence, always left people better than when they came into the room, despite all of the things that he went through.

Now granted, we aren’t Jesus. We are sinners. We have real feelings. And sometimes those feelings can be damaging to other people because we don’t handle them the right way.

My encouragement to you is if you desire to have a non-anxious presence and you want to leave people feeling happy, joyful, and satisfied after having an interaction with you, then you need to model and mimic Jesus as closely as possible.

Because He is the one inside of you that can offer that to others. The Holy Spirit is the power inside of us that allows us to give people the love and power that Jesus offers.

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Consider these verses:

“Let my soul be at rest again, for the Lord has been good to me.” Psalms 116:7

“Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous. Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly. Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered. They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly. They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.” Psalms 112:4-9

These people will be memorable. I love that!

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Now this story is not about us, our life is not about us. But we do have the gift of interacting with people.

How do we have a non-anxious presence?

We have the opportunity to offer people a positive experience after we interact with them. So let’s have a non-anxious presence.

Let’s have a calm demeanor. And that can be hard, because we have a lot of emotions, right? But in the midst of the chaos, in the midst of the plot twists, how can you carry yourself to feel a little more calm today?

Ask Jesus to work a miracle inside of you. If there is a storm inside of you, He has calmed storms before and He can calm this storm now. He can do that. And that will not only help your heart, but that will help the hearts of others that you are responsible for.

Whether it’s with your family, your kids, your coworkers, or your team, God has given you a place of influence, and I want you to honor that and be a good steward of it. 


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