I’m So Stressed Out!
People love to talk about how stressed out they are. I’ve heard these:
“Life is just so stressful.” “My kids are stressing me out.” “The holidays are such a stressful time.” “I just can’t; I’m so stressed.” “My boss causes so much stress.” “My wife/husband stresses me to no end.” On and on it goes!
Don’t ever waste a dime of your hard-earned money to attend a stress management seminar. Why would you want to learn how to manage something you do not need at all?
Having worked in the business world and served in ministry, I’ve learned this lesson regarding stress: Stress comes from knowing what is right and doing what is wrong!
Mark this down and remember it. Make a list of what stresses you. Regardless of what you wrote down, you know the right thing to do about each thing on your list. In fact, you have probably known for a good long while what you should do. You simply have not done it.
The problem is that you are either doing nothing or you are doing the wrong thing. That is what is causing the stress. It is not the things you wrote down that are causing the stress at all. It is that you know the right thing to do about them and are not doing it.
For instance, you most likely wrote or thought of a person in your life that stresses you beyond measure. Maybe it was your spouse, one of your children, a fellow employee, or who knows. You know what you ought to do about that person. You need to apologize to them. You need to forgive them. You need to tell them that you love them. Regardless of the action you need to take, know that the person is not the cause of the stress. It is caused by you not doing what you know is the right thing to do. The lack of correct action is the culprit.
Don’t try today; DO today!