Archive for the ‘stress’ Category

In the last few days I’ve talked about how we get through tough times in our life. We can appear to be completely deflated and defeated by what we face, but when we follow the advice given in the posts of the last few days, we can find strength.

When we pray and give our all to God, He can start working in us, and through us, and start healing and renewing us for the inside out. So again I urge you, give all your problems and concerns to God, and He will help you through every situation you face.

Did you identify yourself in yesterday’s blog post (Hardest Time) when I described some of the characteristics that can come to the fore when we’re going through a difficult period in our lives?

The thing is, I’ve found in my own life that the characteristics I described yesterday, only become obvious when we’re haven’t given our all to God. When we keep back parts of our life from God, they are the things which will cause us problems and stress us out, because the bits of our life we’ve put into God’s hands, I can can say with assurance, He will handle.

If you’re going through a tough time, make sure you’ve given your all to God, because although that will not mean life will suddenly become easy, it will mean that you’ll have the reassurance that God is with you, looking after you, and caring for you. In turn you can be sure brighter and happier days will be ahead for you.

Yes, it can be incredibly difficult to let go of everything in your life, and give it all to God, but let me assure you, it is more than worth it!

What do you do when you’re going through the hardest of times:

  • Hide away from others;
  • Sit in a darkened room alone;
  • Think God has deserted you;
  • Stop communicating with others;
  • Become short-tempered with everyone;

While some or all of those things may be what you want to do when you’re going through a very tough time, here’s what you should do:

Somethings we face in life can seem like immovable mountains. However that doesn’t mean that they are impassable, after all even the highest of mountains in the world have been conquered by man.

Just as the highest of mountains can now be scaled and passed when you have the right equipment and support team, so even the biggest of life challenges can be overcome when we trust God to give us the support we need.

Chaos – The word normally makes us think of unwanted disorganisation or confusion.

Are you the kind of person who likes or enjoys chaos, or do you prefer everything to be planned and scheduled so you always know what and when things will happen?

While I admit to being someone who like to be organised, and have a plan or list of tasks, I also must admit I like a little bit of chaos sometimes…but just a little bit! There’s something kind of invigorating and refreshing about not knowing what’s going to happen next, or even when it’s going to happen. However for me, it’s got to still be a ‘controlled’ chaos, particularly if it’s chaos in an area or subject matter I am involved in.

Why? Because I’m a perfectionist, and so I like order, planning and someone to be in control.

I will admit that a little bit of chaos is probably good for me sometimes, as it takes me out of my comfort zone, and make me deal with or cope with a situation or circumstances I’m not comfortable with. Getting outside our comfort zone, can be good for us all sometimes. I just hope I don’t have to cope with too many chaotic situations though!

Do you think it’s important to share your life experiences with others?

Do you think it’s important to share your Christian experiences with others?

The answer, in my opinion, to both those questions is, of course it is, how else to others learn from our mistakes and our rewarding moments!

If by sharing something of my experiences through my blog, I can stop one person from making the same mistakes I’ve made in life, my blogging has been worthwhile.

Or if through something I say in my blog posts, just one person is challenged to find God for themselves, my blogging has been worthwhile.

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Posted: September 9, 2018 in depression, faith, life, quotes, religion, stress, words
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How big is your faith?

If you were to print the word faith in the size of your faith, how big would it be?

 

Did you choose one?

Does the size of the word you chose really represent the size of your faith? For me it doesn’t, as my faith is strong now than it’s ever been, so no size of lettering could represent how strong my faith is.

Having said all that, no matter how strong your faith is, it doesn’t mean we’ll have an easy life. In fact it couldn’t be further from the truth, just ask any Christian!

God is always watching over us, and looking out for us, but rather than just wandering or faltering maybe we need to take the initiative sometime, and approach him when we’re struggling.

God alone can calm our fears and give us peace, because only he can take away all our problems and worries. So let God give you rest.

What do you think it means to give you best?

I am a perfectionist, so for me, giving of my best means doing everything to the best of my ability. Unfortunately I am guilty of expecting too much from myself at times, so can set unrealistic targets. That is all fine, as long as I realise while I’m doing something that I need to reset my targets so they are achievable.

That’s fine for me, but what about you, do you give more than you should, meaning you end up physically/emotionally hurting yourself?

Please don’t as nothing and no-one is really worth it. Just do what you can, that is all others, and you, should expect of you.

We all have times when we feel as if we can’t do the tasks in front of us.

However God can help us face everything and anything that lies ahead – In Philippians 4:13 we read

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

So remember whenever you think you can’t do or can’t face something, turn to God, and he will give you the strength to face each day.