WORK STRESS? – CHECK OUT THESE STRATEGIES!

WORK STRESS? – CHECK OUT THESE STRATEGIES!


 

"GOD I NEED HELP"

“I NEED HELP!”

 

If you are a Believer experiencing problems in your workplace,

 

"THIS IS TOO MUCH"

“THIS IS TOO MUCH!”

 

here are 21 Kingdom strategies to help you overcome your situation instead of allowing it to overcome you.

  1. Ask God for wisdom; seek His perspective on the situation – Ask what, not why?  What is happening? What are You saying? What should I do? Ask when? Ask how? Ask with whom? (James 1:5, 6)
  2. See if you are contributing to the problem – Ask God to search your heart (Psalms 139:23)
  3. Be Spirit led, not emotionally driven (Romans 8:14)
  4. Guard your mind; beware of carnal thinking – To be carnally minded is death but to be spiritually minded is life and peace (Romans 6:7,8)
  5. Do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly (Psalms 1:1) – If needed, seek counsel from a trustworthy, mature Believer (Proverbs 24:6).
  6. Pray always and in all ways (I Thessalonians 5:17; Philippians 4:6; James 5:16)
  7. Have a season mentality (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)
  8. Know that it came to pass (The phrase “it came to pass” is used 2202 in the Word)
  9. Keep a teachable spirit – there are valuable lessons that can be learned in your situation (Psalms 25:5; 27:11)
  10. Rely on God’s grace, not our own strength – Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armor of God so that you will be able to stand against the strategies and tricks of the devil (Ephesians 6:10, 11)
  11. Hold fast to a Kingdom perspective (you are not just an employee but salt to preserve, light to show the way, an ambassador representing the Kingdom of God, a mighty warrior with the Lord on your side, not working or enduring for man but for the Lord, etc.)
  12. Cultivate an attitude of gratitude – Praise and be raised, complain and remain (I Thessalonians 5:18; I Corinthians 10:10)
  13. Watch your words – Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21), by our words we are justified and by our words we are condemned (Matthew 12:37)
  14. Focus on God’s Kingdom agenda more than on what you are experiencing personally (Matthew 6:33)
  15. Remember that work-related burdens are often character building tools in God’s hands – He often uses people and things in the work environment to mold us and break us so that the treasure in our earthen vessels can freely flow out. (II Corinthians 4:7)
  16. Wait on the Lord (patiently – Psalms 37:7; singlemindedly – Psalms 62:7; expectantly – Psalms 62:5, 6; Longingly Psalms 130:5, 6; quietly – Lamentations 3:26; joyfully – James 1:2)
  17. Shun worry (Matthew 6:34; Philippians 4:6)
  18. Trust in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5, 6; Isaiah 26:3)
  19. Hold on to your joy (Nehemiah 8:10; Philippians 4:4)
  20. Hold on to your peace (Isaiah 26:3, Philippians 4:6, 7)
  21. Remember that God loves you and no matter what is going on He desires your good in the end (Jeremiah 29:11; Romans 8:28, 35-39)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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2 thoughts on “WORK STRESS? – CHECK OUT THESE STRATEGIES!

  1. In Mt. 6:25-32 Jesus says seeking things like food, drink, and clothing (the best food,drink, and clothing) makes us anxious and greedy to get the best things, and to work hard so we can buy them. Jesus says look at the birds, that do not work at sowing or reaping, and how God feeds them; and look at the lilies, that do not work or spin, and how God clothes them. Instead of continuing with work that would produce the food and clothing they desired, Jesus called some of his disciples to leave their work and join him; they then had to depend on the hospitality of others (for simple needs like daily bread). For American Christians seeking the American Dream, via the best job possible, maybe we should switch from demanding (yet well-paying) jobs to part-time work, and live more simply and have more time to help others (as in volunteering, for example).

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