Look back on this past week. What did you spend most of your time and energy on? Were you worried about a challenge or obstacle that looks too big to handle? Were you focused on something someone said or did that was upsetting? Did you "nurse and rehearse" the issue so much in your mind (or in your discussions with others) that it made you nearly sick?
While we can't avoid the issues of life, we do have a choice in how we respond. Mulling over the problem constantly or talking about it with anyone who will listen is not going to solve the issue. In fact, this often makes it appear bigger than it really is and drains our energy and time. Our choice should be to focus on how big our God is and not how big the problem is. How do we do that?
1. Find verses that address your situation.
2. Confess those verses regularly each day, like you are taking medicine.
3. Avoid talking about the problem. This doesn't mean you pretend it doesn't exist. Instead, you are making a choice to focus on the solution, Jesus, and not the problem.
4. Guard your heart. Are you listening to music, watching shows or reading books that allow fear and doubt into your mind and heart? Play Christian music in the background. Listen to Christian teachings. These will keep a positive atmosphere around you and will encourage your spirit, soul and body.
5. Ask a few close, faith friends to agree with you in prayer regarding the situation. If you do this, make sure you know that they will be praying from a place of faith and not fear. Begging God for help and fear filled prayers do not move God. God is moved by our faith.
I'll leave you with this.
"So let us seize and hold fast and retain without wavering the hope we cherish and confess and our acknowledgement of it, for He Who promised is reliable (sure) and faithful to His word."
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