Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Why We Should Avoid Stress!

"I have learned, in whatever state I am, therewith to be content."-Philippians 4:11

The reason we are "stressed out" is because we want our situation to be other than it is right now!
Paul gives us a resolution to such a predicament, Philippians 4:11!  There are things in our lives that will be simply "out of our control" to change, alter, revise, or resolve.  How much of our time is spent on "wishing, desiring, and hoping" that things would be different?  When in reality, "It Is What It Is!" 
This doesn't mean that I lay down and die, or perhaps it does!  I die to the notion that everything has to be perfect in order for me to be happy and trusting the Holy Spirit.  Whether the car note, electric bill, folk acting up on the job, low-pay, no-pay God is still God!
Creator and Author of the Universe, is still in control!  Even if my situation seems to be so "out of control!" 
Do I always approach my life circumstances so valiantly?  No, and I laugh because I know in my humaness the fight is real!  However, I will say that I'm learning to trust Him more.  To lean on Him more, to Surrender!
Releasing what we cannot change allows me to embrace with my spiritual hands the Answer that the Almighty has for me.  For, the very fact that you have a problem means that He has already worked out your solution.  That's so whether you believe it or not!  But you will not receive it unless you first believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of him who diligently seek Him!
You see your situation has been allowed so that you might get to know Him the more!  For to know Him is to LOVE Him!

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