I know, I know..it's been awhile.
But I have good reason!
Life's been busy, Ok? :)
Life can become a little overwhelming to everyone at times. Whether your a preacher, a student, or a stay-at-home mama, life can get crazy!
Even for the ones filled with God's Grace and salvation, our everyday inconveniences can get the most of us. It starts with spilled coffee, a dead car battery, and then your sister colors on your homework, or the dog drags mud through the house, or your late for work...again, and then before you know it your this hot, grumpy mess that is lacking all grace and sweetness.
I thought so.
So now what?
Or maybe you already opened it, and your little sister is crying, your dad is upset by your apparent snappiness or your little girl can't figure out why you're so grumpy.
Now is when you close your eyes, and pray for forgiveness. For love, peace, and true joy that can only be found in your Savior.
You apologize to the people that have been run over by your frustration-fed steam engine, and you make it right.
Then, the hardest part. You forgive yourself.
You made a choice to let the little things get to you, and to overlook the tremendous blessings in your life. You did wrong, but you have the ability, through God's grace, to fix your mistake.
So next time the coffee spills, stop and take a deep breath before everthing else can pile on. Give your burdens to Christ, because we can't serve Him with a happy diligent heart if we are stressed beyond the point of no return.
How to Stop the Stress Before it Starts......
- Pray. Our biggest tool in our arsenal of peace, is prayer. So do it often and do it from your heart.
- Smile. Simply smiling and thinking about everything you're blessed with can turn your day around.
- Put things in perspective. We have a higher calling, a mission in life to fight for the Lord and do all things for him. So, is that car battery going to throw your life off that much?
- Read. The bible is full of examples of God's people being tested and being taught, so read and about them and learn.
"Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. " Psalm 55;22
"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5;7
"Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established."
Fight the good fight, with a smile and a prayer. :)