That’s my word for you today. And it’s an important one when it comes to managing stress. Because if you’re anything like me, then one of your largest sources of stress comes from failing to meet other people’s expectations. Have you ever been rejected like the people Howard Butt, Jr. talks about in this video? I have. And it doesn’t feel good.
However, rather than dwelling on the rejection, we should chose to look ahead to the possibilities that still lay before us. Don’t put much stock into what other people see (or fail to see) in you. You have too much to offer the world, so don’t hold yourself back.As it relates to thriving through stress, getting your perspective right on (perceived) dead ends is one of the best things you can do. Be encouraged that a dead end isn’t the end of the world. In fact, it may be the best thing for you in the long run!
Thriving Through Stress
Stress is an inevitability of the 21st century, and opportunities abound for simplifying our lives and changing our circumstances. But for most of us, the better change comes from within. As we deal with the stress in our lives, are we just trying to manage all the variables, mitigate the damage, and survive? Or is there actually a way to thrive through stress? Join us for another High Calling series where we discuss how our faith in Jesus and the resilience that develops through difficulties can help us thrive even in difficult circumstances beyond our control. If you know someone who is going through a particularly stressful time, why not encourage them by emailing or sharing one of the articles in our series.