Hypervigilance and Hyper-Responsibility aren’t gifts to be celebrated. They’re curses to be broken.
“I’ve always had to take care of myself.” “If I want it done right, I have to do it myself.” “I learned from a very young age how to be self-sufficient. I don’t need anyone.” “There’s no one coming to help me, so I better figure this out on my own.” These are the sounds of a life tied to hypervigilance.
God designed us to be fully reliant on Him. But if we’ve had a life where it hasn’t been easy (or maybe even possible) to rely on others for our provision, our protection or our nurturing, we may have picked up the coping mechanisms of hypervigilance and hyper-responsibility along the way. Over time, these strategies will betray us, and we’ll wind up missing out on a lot of the good God has for us. It’s time to find out what better things God has for us instead.
In this episode we’ll be looking at how hypervigilance and hyper-responsibility take hold, why they really are detrimental to us in the long run, and the three things we can do to break the curse of hypervigilance to trust God and step into real freedom. Grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!
Scripture References Mentioned in This Episode:
Galatians 3:23-27 —
Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
Luke 11:21-22 —
When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil.
Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.
REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:
If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:
About this podcast:
Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.