Conntecting the Dots

Living Stress-Free — Part 2

I promised to share some personal thoughts about living stress-free but trying to do so this morning is stressing me out! Just kidding.

On Friday I referred to Psalm 37:1-11 and italicized several commands we’re to obey if we’re to rise above stress. One of them is “Commit everything you do the LORD. Trust him, and he will help you.” What does that look like in real life?

For me, it means starting my day with prayer, but here’s the temptation I most often face: review my to-do list, struggle with a knotted stomach about too much work and too little time, and then ask God to give me the strength and know-how needed to tackle my load.

Here’s what I ought to do: review my to-do list, invite God to co-ordinate my schedule and rearrange it according to His knowledge and expertise, and then set to work with confidence that He’ll give me the strength and know-how needed to tackle whatever comes my way.

The latter always works much better than the former. Committing the day’s schedule to the Lord before it begins is a guaranteed stress-preventative, or at least a stress-reducer.

How about you? Do you have an insight about how to commit everything to the Lord in a practical way?

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