Sometimes life can be complicated. <—– LIE!!!!!!! Life IS complicated, especially at this age. Every single thing you do, no matter how small you think it is, effects your future. I mean you can literally turn around and your life be permanently changed for the better or worse. You can have everything settled and your life calm, and the next day something blows up in your face that you never expected. When life gets complicated, sometimes well, most times, we get stressed. When you’re stressed you aren’t that good at making good decisions, which tends to make the whole situation even worse…. And now what? Your social life is hanging by a string and you can even think straight enough to figure out which string it’s hanging by.
So what can we do about it?
Well, first you need to clear your head, take a deep breath in and out.
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Second, get away. Go somewhere quiet where you can think clearly without all that noise. Take a pen and paper with you.
Third, think of all God has blessed you with, friends, family, possessions, fun things you’ve done recently, things you’re looking forward to, memories, things you’ve learned, ect…
Fourth, read your Bible. Here are some good verses to start with if you aren’t sure, but start a devotional or something with a daily reading plan, it helps allot.
Matthew 11:28-30 “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
1 Thessalonians 2:4 God was pleased to trust us with his message. We didn’t speak to please people, but to please God who knows our motives.
Psalm 119:143 Even though troubles came down on me hard, your commands always gave me delight.
So, Take these steps and don’t let your stress take control of you. And if you ever need someone to talk to while your stressed, just let me know, I’m open to talk to you about anything as long as you are comfortable with it. Hope this helps! You guys are awesome 🙂
Live long and prosper, Tori.