Holiday De-Stress Tip#1: Priorities and Perspective

Luke 10:38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” 41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

I found myself this morning with race horses in my brain, running wild, reins flying behind them, and no one’s hands holding them to get control over them as they stampeded over my emotions, my nerves, and yes, my thoughts.  As they were dragging me off to the Land of Panic, I thought to myself, “Why do I do this?”

Do you feel that way at the holidays?  So much to do and only ___ days before Christmas?

Whoa!  Rein those horses in!

Well, I gave myself a few moments in the Divine Time Out Corner called prayer.  Ironically, the busier we are, the more we need the priorities and perspective that come from sitting at the feet of Jesus.  Take a few moments, trust me: You have time.  Lay all your dreams for the day ahead at the feet of Jesus and ask Him to help you sort them by His priorities.  Some things, let’s face it, are just stuff we layer onto His priorities and it’s our things He’s not obligated to make sure happen the way we want them to.  His priorities are ones He’ll fulfill.

Take some time to pray. 

De-Stress yourself by gaining Jesus’ priorities and Kingdom perspective. You’ll be glad you did.



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