Cancel Stress and Be Blessed!
In this verse, Jesus Christ invites those that have struggles and those who are buried with issues and dilemmas. He invites people who have come to the point where they begin to feel as if all hope is lost. Mental, physical and spiritual fatigue are the bi-products of heavy burdens that we attempt to bare single handedly. Trying to handle our problems and situations on our own, more times than not, usually creates un-wanted and un-needed stress. Hebrews 12:3 states that we become faint in our minds, if we do not consider He that endured, "He" being Jesus Christ. To consider Him means to rely on Him - to share our load with Him.
Quite often we are even weighed down by false doctrine and seducing spirits, unknowingly, according to I Timothy 4:1. False slogans and mindsets such as "sometimes we win, sometimes we lose", or "sometimes God says yes, and sometimes he says no," are just two examples of lies that are derived straight from the pits of hell, and are really doctrines of the devil because they are the exact opposite of what the word of God says. According to 2 Corinthians 1:20, God always answers with a "yea", or yes. In 2 Corinthians 2:14 we will find that Apostle Paul says God always causes us to triumph in Christ. Therefore, the mentality of "winning some and losing some" is not scriptural, and if it is not scriptural, or has not been Holy Spirit inspired, then we should not partake in this mindset.
"Well, what are the sources of stress?" you may ask. There are five major sources of stress that I can think of, with five solutions to the sources also.
1) Uncertainty About the Future - Hebrews 10:34-39 teaches us not to relinquish our confidence in the will of God and the promises of God. Verse 38 says that the just shall live by faith.
2) Unresolved Conflict - Ephesians 4:26-27 instructs us to not let a day pass without resolving our conflicts. Doing so will give room for Satan to insert doubt, confusion, worry, along with a host of other demonic spirits, into our hearts and inner man.
3) Unrealistic Comparison - 1 John 4:17 reads "...because as he is, so are we in this world." If we are compared to God Himself, why should we waste time and energy comparing ourselves to our peers and wanting what the Jones' have. We have eternal life - what more do we need?
4) Unconfessed Sin - In Psalm 32:1-5, David explains that his sin was forgiven when he acknowledged his sin (Verse 5). In verse 3, David said that when he kept silence, or when he held his sin within, his physical condition suffered (his bones waxed old). I believe that a lot of sickness and disease that exists within the bodies of people today are due to unconfessed sins. Confess the sins and begin the healing process.
5) Unrealized Expectation - Romans 5:5 says that as long as we have hope, we will not be ashamed, we will not fail or miss the mark because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts. Hope never fails. Our hope should never end. We shatter the stress of unrealized expectation by sustaining our hope and faith in the word of God.
These five sources of stress are not only trouble for our mental and physical health, but are detrimental to our spiritual growth as Christians. We cannot be used by God to our fullest potential if we continue to allow stress to act as a major stronghold within our daily lives. Cancel the stress today. Cut off stress today. Let's cast our cares on the Lord and share our burdens with Him. Use the word of God to dismantle the lies of Satan, the enemy of God's will. As we all know, Satan's main objective is to steal, kill and destroy. Let's slam the door shut on Satan's face by understanding who we are in the eyes of God and understanding God's promises for us.
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6 Ways to Release Stress
We are currently living in a capitalist society where money and power rule. Therefore, many of us have become workaholics and often overlook signs of tiredness in order to stay on track. I am not saying that people should stop working hard to achieve their goals. However, there is a slight problem we do not know how to manage our stress, which is definitely not a good thing! Stress has been linked to mental/emotional (depression, anxiety, and anger) and physical illnesses (weakens the immune system). Therefore, it is more than important that you constantly work on reducing your stress level in order to maintain your overall health. The bottom line is, if we are not healthy there is no money or power that will make things better. So, take care of yourself. Below, I have added six stress releasing tips.
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