The Busy Woman's Stress Free Guide To Getting It Done
Most woman are busy in today world. Engaging in a meaningful relationship with your partner, shuttling kids to extra activities, building a career, and the list goes on. Juggling so many things can stress the modern woman out. But some ladies have found a stress free way of getting it all done. These tips helped me, and I'm sure they'll help you.
One of the things I love to do in my quiet time with the Father is look up the definition of words in the Bible in their original language. It always makes scripture more clear and brings out elements I didn’t know were there.
I wanted to share one of those moments with you here. This post is laid out differently than my usual ones, but I hope you enjoy it.
Colossians 2:6-7 NASB
6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,
Have you ever said, “I just want to do what the Lord wants me to do”? Or, have you ever wondered, “If I pursue my own dreams, I am being selfish”?
I know I have. For years, I just did whatever was asked of me with no thought to what I desired. I’ll be honest it was easier that way. If you just do what’s asked of you rather than pursuing your dreams, it’s harder to fail.
Last post, we talked about how we can encourage others. But, you know, there’s one more person that needs encouraging…You.
We all have moments of discouragement, trouble, and hopelessness. Who’s there for you when you are going through the muck? Even if you answer no one, you can still find the encouragement you need.
God created us for deep, nourishing friendships. But, do you ever shy away from these relationships? How do you even have life-giving friendships? Today, I’d like to share one way to develop how we can be “a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” (Proverbs 18:24)
Hebrews 10:25 NLT
And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
This scripture doesn't just remind you to go to church. It’s also about encouraging other believers.
Have you ever found it difficult to forgive? Someone really hurt you and it just keeps coming back. You try to let it go, but you find yourself thinking about that incident–again…rolling it over and over in your mind.
It can be hard to forgive.
Sometimes I find it easier to change when I know the fruit. How does my decision to hold onto unforgiveness affect me–or others?
What do you think of when you think of God?
Do you think of someone sitting high in the sky with His majestic fly swatter ready to come down on you when you make a mistake? Or, do you see Him as a loving Father ready to scoop His beloved in His strong arms when you fall down?
Have you ever struggled with developing friendships? Last post we talked about whether it was worth it to develop close friendships.
We need quality, healthy friendships. We were built for it.
Proverbs 27:17 NIV
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.
Our own faith blossoms as we witness another's life in Christ.
What do you think of when you hear the word friendship?
Does it bring a smile to your face? Or, does it remind you of pains from the past?
Can you say that you have a “friend that sticks closer than a brother” (Proverbs 18:24)? Or, do you struggle to think of anyone in your life like that?
Friendships have been a hard thing for me for decades.
We’ve all been through storms and trials in life. Maybe you’re right in the middle of one right now?
Over the last few posts we’ve been talking about how to believe God that we’re really going to make it to the “other side” during these storms. We’ve learned that as we “listen,” God’s persuasion, God’s faith is birthed in us.
Because it takes listening for this faith to develop, we’ve been learning the skills we need to develop our ability to listen.
Today, we’re going explore “Listening” skills to birth God’s faith in us to will help us through the hard places in life.
Are you walking through a “valley of the shadow of death” right now?
Andy Andrews says it best, “We’re all either in a crisis, coming out of a crisis, or heading for a crisis. That’s just part of being with us on this planet.”
But, as we learned through the story of Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35-41, “we’re going over to the other side.”
Jesus doesn’t want us to die in the midst of the storm. He is there through it with us and teaching us that we can “get to the other side.”
IF THE 4:8 PRINCIPLE IS THE FIRST BOOK I RECOMMEND THAT CHANGED MY LIFE, ANDY ANDREWS, THE SEVEN DECISIONS IS THE SECOND (AND ONLY BECAUSE I READ IT SECOND). THIS BOOK CONTAINS SEVEN PRINCIPLES THAT IF YOU FOLLOW THEM, THEY WILL LITERALLY CHANGE YOUR LIFE. YOU CAN GO THROUGH ONE PRINCIPLE AT A TIME, GOING THROUGH THE EXERCISES RIGHT THEN OR READ STRAIGHT THROUGH AND GO BACK AND SPEND TIME GOING THROUGH THE EXERCISES. I GO BACK TO THIS BOOK AGAIN AND AGAIN!
IF YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF ANDY ANDREWS, LET ME JUST SAY, HE IS MY FAVORITE AUTHOR OF ALL TIME! HE HAS AN AMAZING WAY OF BRINING CONCEPTS THAT YOU MAY HAVE HEARD BEFORE IN A NEW LIGHT, HELPING YOU FINALLY BE ABLE TO TAKE THE STEPS TO APPLY THESE LIFE-TRANSFORMING PRINCIPLES.