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.
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.”
Are you struggling through a trial right now? When you think of the challenge before you, does it make your heart sink?
We all face challenges and trials in life. It’s part of the human existence. But, the great news is we don’t have to face it alone.
Jesus said, “He’d never leave us or forsake us.” (Hebrews 13:5)
I love in Psalms 23:4 that it says, “even through I walk through the valley of the SHADOW of death, I will fear no evil.”
Did you know our challenges are just shadows?
Have you ever met a dog that’s been abused. You go up to pet it and it cowers or rolls over on it’s belly hoping you won’t beat it? You may have wanted to yell, “I’m not going to hurt you. I just want to love on you!”
We know that dog doesn’t understand our intentions. If he did, he’d act differently. He’d coming running up, without fear, and enjoy a good belly scratch.
How many of us unknowingly do this with God?
Have you ever worried that God will come through on His promise? What if He doesn’t this time? After all, this one’s “the big one!”
"Experience with God gives us experience with His faithfulness."
The more we experience God’s goodness, the more we can look back on what He’s done for us in the past. This give us confidence He will be faithful with what we’re experiencing now.
What’s your view of God? Do you see Him a scrooge? Someone that is stingy with His blessings? Only doling out to those who “deserve” it. Or, do you see Him as a generous giver? Giving even when the recipient didn’t earn it at all.
Our Heavenly Father is a generous God. He is even more generous than we can fully understand.
He’s given us clues in His word of his goodness and generosity.
Do you feel sometimes like life is missing something? You experience a wonderful holiday like Thanksgiving, full of family or friends, and yet, it feels empty.
Maybe, you’re worried about where the money is going to come for Christmas–which is just around the corner? Or, how your kids are driving you up the wall, and it’s only been 4 days off from school!?
I’ve been there my friends.
Studies show we have between 30,000 and 60,000 thoughts a day. We average about 50,000. And, get this, there are no neutral thoughts!
Each thought we think is either moving us closer to who God created us to be or further away. It’s either serving us or not serving us. It’s either producing joy in our lives or not.
Have you ever had one of those days? You know the kind where you just feel off. You’re not sure why. You can’t think of a particular reason, but you’re just not feeling yourself.
How can you pull out of that quickly and not let it drag on? Is there a way that could change your mood even when you’re not sure what’s wrong?
I’ve got two words for you
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.