Whether you’re a business owner, manager or occupational worker, we all have days when our problems are overwhelming. Our perception becomes the mental dictator of our world. Often and sometimes suddenly, circumstances make us feel like we are in a hopeless situation or at the very least, and unfair and stressful one. Fear sets its ugly head in our thought waves. Sure it’s a lie but that’s often what goes across our mind in that situation. Here is another one. You start your morning off with a big, fat argument with your mate or child. Anger results and builds as you leave the house. Here we go. That mindset transfers to the workplace and before you know it, you’re in the middle of an issue with someone else at work. Is there no end to this day’s hassles? Then to top it off, your job performance was lacking. In fact, you failed again. You are always the failure you thought you would be. You can’t do anything right. Holy Moley! Fear, Anger and Self Guilt have struck their mark.
When I travel the country and talk to hundreds of business owners and employees, the emotions of a typical day can have a drastic effect on everything you do that day. The end result is that you become so pre-occupied with those emotional feelings your mind has a pinball machine effect towards handling the situations. You are looking east and going west. Confusion reigns. Ah, success for the devil. He loves it when we are in this state of confusion because your senses go down the tubes along with your productivity and a handful of your other desirable virtues. Worse yet is the reality that God may have had a plan for only you that day to minister to someone in great need that He equipped you for. How can you minister in that state of mind?
Don’t feel like this description just fits you. I’m not trying to read your mail but. It fits everyone reading this blog most likely, yours truly included. Ok, here is the lesson for today. For us believers the answer is a breath of fresh air and a blessed assurance. The answer is Jesus of course but…also you have the mind of Christ Paul said. You are and over comer. He that is in you is greater than he that is in the world. No weapon formed against you shall prosper. He has borne all your diseases and iniquities. You are a child of the living God. Your sins were placed on Jesus back at the cross and your salvation was made. Your name is in the Lambs book. Without faith it is impossible to please God. You can do all things through Christ Jesus. OK, I can go on and on. There are over 8000 promises in the bible for us and I only know a handful. How about you? Have you studies them lately?
You must get control of those three emotions, fear, andger and low self esteem so you can think clearly and correctly. Know who you are in Christ and believe it, that’s the key. So for this week, let’s do these two things. First, recognize if your emotions are getting out of hand and confusion is setting in and get control by remembering God didn’t give you a spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. You must have a clear mind to think and hear the Spirit of the Lord. Second; Get into your bible and find 3 promises each day God has given you and take possession of them. Speak them, believe for them and settle for nothing less. They are truth and the truth WILL SET YOU FREE!
Then you can focus on your purpose, your family needs and your career obligation and handle them as Jesus would. I have faith in you. Do you?
Blessings……….Rich Forster KBJ Publisher