If I have really grasped something during Christmas Time It is To Stress Less(worry less) and be led and lean on God in all situations. There has been some ups and downs lately, a lot of big decisions to make, and honestly all I want to do is try to figure things out, but I need to stop and remember, GOD IS IN CONTROL. He will work things all out for our good. For to not worry but lean and depend on Him. Do our part, and God will do His. These are some repeating thoughts I have had lately and I believe through all of this, His way will shine, and doors will open, but if I “tried to figure things out and not wait on Him” I could see myself going on a different path than what He lined up for I.
How can I be led by God in these life decisions?
-Pray. Communicate everything to God.
-Stop wasting energy on stressing/worrying to “figure things out”
-Do what you can do.
-Live and be a servant of God
-Read and speak the Word of God
-Think Positive and claim what the Bible says ALL THE TIME- don’t give in to negative thoughts.
and then TRUST, HAVE FAITH, and wait upon the Lord for God to open doors and shine your path.
Romans 8:28 “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.”
Job 42:1-3 “Then Job said to the Lord, I know that You can do all things, and that no thought or purpose of Yours can be restrained or thwarted.[You said to me] Who is this that darkens and obscures counsel [by words] without knowledge? Therefore [I now see] I have [rashly] uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.
1 Peter 5:7 “Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
Talking about Stress..Stress is also not good for our waistline.
Stress releases the hormone, Cortisol, which encourages the body to hold on to fat, specifically in the abdominal area.
When Cortisol is raised it not only affects fat burning but destroys healthy muscle and bone, slows down healing and cell regeneration, affects hormones, impairs digestion, metabolism and mental function, interfere with healthy endocrine function; and weakens your immune system.
Overall, stress does not do the body good. When living for God and letting Him work into your life and also on the body, physically it’s disrupting your health.
Above, I gave you spiritual steps to take to release the stress and give it to God, but I also have some healthy steps to assist.
-Live in gratitude and be thankful for each and every day, living in the present, joyfully!
-Laugh: watch comedies, hang with friends, don’t live too seriously, LAUGH!
-Do stress relieving exercise, whichever that is to you. Yoga, HITT, sport, rock climbing, kickboxing, ect.
-Don’t eat based on emotions. Eat to fuel your body. That will avoid the stress of “oops I just ate a box of doughnuts” and now stressed about the fat gained on top of what happened.
-Stimulants can higher stress, but natural herbs such as rhodiola is a good alternative.
I hope this post encouraged you and gave you some insight on something not talked about too much. I would love to hear some feedback. I hope you all enjoy Christmas time with your friends, family, and even bless some strangers by random acts of kindness! For this time can be stressful and hard for some and doing something kind can turn someone’s day or life around. For Jesus is the reason for the season!! God Bless,