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Less is More — Stress is Bad — God is God

Insights to remember:

  1. If you want what normal people have, do what normal people do.
  2. If you want what few people have, do what few people do.
  3. Christians are not to think like normal people (Romans 12:2, NLT2; 2 Timothy 3:1, AMP; 2 Timothy 3:1, AMP; Psalm 34:8, NKJV; Proverbs 23:7, NKJV)

We are not to live and think like normal people live and think. (1 Peter 2:11-12, NLT2)

Stress wages war against our very souls and emotions.

Causes of Stress

  1. Unrealistic pace.
  2. Unrealistic expectations of others.
  3. Unrealistic view of life; life is not fair.
  4. Unrealistic desire to be liked by everyone; even Jesus was not liked by everyone.
  5. Unrealistic view of Who’s in control; it’s not you.
  6. Unrealistically trying to be someone you are not.

Cures for Stress; How to go from Stress to Rest.

  • You have to choose that you want to change.
    1. Most people don’t change until they hurt enough to change.
    2. Train your mind to Trust in God to live a satisfied life instead of a stressed life. (2 Corinthians 10:3-5, NKJV; Proverbs 8:10, NLT2; Proverbs 16:16, MSG)

      God gives us the freedom to choose and the power to win. (Romans 6:16, NLT2)

  • Choose to be slow down and be still. (Psalm 46:10-11, NKJV)
    1. Be still long enough to remember He is the Lord of Host. (1 Samuel 17:45, NKJV)
    2. 15 minutes a day meditating on God’s Promises, goodness, and power. (Joshua 1:8-9, NKJV; Isaiah 40:28-31, NLT2)

Change your thinking to trusting.

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