STRESS – LESS
How to live with LESS– STRESS
How To Be At Peace Under Pressure
1. KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
John 8:12. “When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, `I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness for they have the light of life.'”
2. KNOW WHO YOU’RE TRYING TO PLEASE.
John 5:30 “By Myself I can do nothing. I judge only as I hear and My judgment is just for I seek not to please Myself but Him who sent Me.”
When you don’t know who you’re trying to please, you cave in to three things.
Criticism, because you’re wondering what everybody else is going to think about you.
Competition, because you’re worried whether somebody else is getting ahead of you.
Conflict, because somebody disagrees with you and you don’t know who you’re trying to please so you give into them.
3. KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH.
John 8:14. “Jesus answered, `Even if I testify on My own behalf, My testimony is valid. I know where I came from and I know where I’m going.'”
4. FOCUS ON ONE THING AT A TIME.
Luke 4:42 “At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for Him and when they came to Him where He was, they tried to keep Him from leaving.” He was going to leave, but they tried to keep Him from leaving. “But He said, `I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also because that’s why I was sent.'” v. 44 “And He kept right on preaching in the synagogues of Judea.”
5. YOU DON’T TRY TO DO IT ALL YOURSELF.
Mark 3:14. “Jesus went up into the hills, and called to Him those He wanted and they came to Him. He appointed twelve, designating them apostles that they might be with Him and that He might send them to preach.”
6. MAKE A HABIT OF PERSONAL PRAYER.
Mark 1:35. “Very early in the morning while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went out to a solitary place where He prayed.”
7. TAKE TIME OFF TO ENJOY LIFE.
Mark 6:30 “The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to Him all they had done and taught. Then because so many people were coming and going and they didn’t even have a chance to eat, [you know you’re busy when you don’t have a chance to eat! Jesus said to them [the twelve disciples] Come with Me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”
8. GIVE YOUR STRESS AND GIVE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST. He is the Prince of Peace. You will never have ultimate inner peace or peace of mind until you have a relationship with the Prince of Peace. He says, “Come to Me and I will give you …”
The greatest single source of stress in your life and my life is we try to live our lives apart from the one who made us.
Pastor Steve Lummer