“Every evening I turn worries over to God, He’s going to be up all night anyway.”
In Philippians 4:4-9 Paul gives us a stress reduction plan!
In these verses he gives us keys to live a Victorious life in Christ. Today will be a day of Victory! If you are surviving life right now this is going to be like sweet cheesecake! So read on!
Philippians 4:4-9 Celebrate God all day, everyday, I mean revel in Him! Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute. Don’t fret or worry, instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious-the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse. Put into practice what you learned from me, what you heard and saw and realized. Do that, and God, who makes everything work together, will work you into His most excellent harmonies.
Another words don’t just survive, but THRIVE!
1. LEARN TO REJOICE – take an inventory of the blessing you have in your life, don’t become bogged down with your problems, instead begin to count those blessings.
2. CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS- Don’t allow your emotions to control you. Don’t let the worries of life keep you down. Don’t try to fight all your battles today, take one day at a time.
3. PRAY THINGS THROUGH- Offer up your sincere heart, and pray until something happens. Prayer does not change things, it changes YOU!
4. FILL YOUR MINDS WITH THE GOOD STUFF- We live in a negative society where news is bad, even the weather always has a chance of rain. You never hear their is a 100% chance of Sunshine! So guard your minds from negative thinking. Anything that has a negative tone, you must get rid of. Get the good stuff in your mind and heart!
God wants you to Thrive today not just survive, our life does not have to end tragically, we can build a legacy instead!