IT'S TIME TO STOP SURVIVING AND START THRIVING!
What is going on in the inside, will reflect how we act on the outside!
Dr. Caroline Leaf, a Neuroscientist who has studied the brain for years says, 75-98% of mental, physical and behavioral illnesses come from toxic thinking. Our minds are not meant to be scrambled. What has changed?
I received some emails over the past few months from Moms inquiring about a church for their kids who will be attending University in the fall. Interestingly enough, a couple of them said, my son/daughter is struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and will need support. P.T.S.D. has become a common everyday diagnosis for many people. The question is not do we have stress? The question is, are we managing stress?
We are multi-taskers!
Each and everyday we wear many hats.
How can we wear these hats effectively
without being in stress mode ALL the time?
Now, not only are adults in stress mode,
the kids are becoming more anxious too.
Learn to bend so you don't break! When you feel upset, adjust and adapt yourself to people and things, not the situation. Bend means to submit; yield and Romans 6:19 says, "You yield to sin or righteousness." Stubbornness and rebellion cause trouble.
Adapt means to adjust to a new idea. The new idea maybe isn't going to be perfect.
Breaking means to reduce to pieces by force or pressure. We break because we are trying to do something about something we can't do anything about, or we are trying to make something come that we want and don't have, or we are trying to make something go away that we have and don't want.
FRUSTRATION = STRESS
We need God's GRACE and the power of the Holy Spirit to live without excess stress.
Wear one hat at a time! For example, if you are with your kids, wear the Mom hat. Enjoy the moments with them, instead of thinking about ten other things and not giving them your undivided attention. If you are with your husband, wear the wife hat, and give him your full attention, don't talk about the kids, the things that went wrong in your day, or what he needs to do. Love on him, encourage him, listen to him and honour him. This will go along way to develop intimacy in your marriage. And he will turn back around and want to do the same thing for you.
John 14:27 - "Peace, I leave with you....Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."In other words, CALM DOWN! It is useless to be in turmoil, it causes great confusion and extreme agitation.
John 16:33 - "I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace....." - CHEER UP! Maintain a peaceful, gentle spirit, which is not anxious. Luke 10:19 - "I have given you authority....to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you." - YOU CAN HANDLE IT - YOU ARE EQUIPPED!
My observation is that most of the time we are either thinking about the past or the future, instead of enjoying today, seizing the moment we are in NOW! We are not promised tomorrow and the past is behind us, let's choose to stay in TODAY!
WOMEN let's be a WONDER in the right way, making a difference in this world by building people up, supporting and loving one another, seeing the value and potential in people!
LESS STRESS - LESS MESS!