Do you ever get to the end of your day and think â€œDid I accomplish anything today?â€ Where does all the time go?
If you donâ€™t master your schedule, it will master you. Here are three suggestions from the Bible for reducing the stress of your schedule:
Line up your priorities. Obviously, you donâ€™t have time to do everything. You must make choices. You must decide whatâ€™s really important and what isnâ€™t. Take some time to consider the direction of your life.Â·
â€œIt is stupid to waste time on useless projectsâ€ (Proverbs 12:11 TEV).Â·
â€œYou may make your plans, but God directs your actionsâ€ (Proverbs 16:9 TEV).
Lighten up your attitude. Do you really have to do everything on your to-do list? No one is holding a gun to your head. A lot of your stress is self-imposed. The Bible says that God gave us humor as a stress reliever.
* â€œWorry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person upâ€ (Proverbs 12:25 NLT).
* â€œA relaxed attitude lengthens life; jealousy rots it awayâ€ (Proverbs 14:30 NLT).
* â€œA cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a personâ€™s strengthâ€ (Proverbs 17:22 NLT).
Look up to God. Stress is always a warning light that youâ€™ve taken your focus off God and are looking at your problems from your limited viewpoint. I believe the single greatest cause of stress is this: We take ourselves too seriously and we donâ€™t take God seriously enough!
Need more time in your schedule?
* â€œFear of the Lord lengthens oneâ€™s life, but the years of the wicked are cut shortâ€ (Proverbs 10:27 NLT).
* â€œThose who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a place of refuge for their childrenâ€ (Proverbs 14:26 NLT)
God bless! :)
Happy Sunday, friends!