What To Do When Reality Reeks by Fenton Moorhead

WHAT TO DO WHEN REALITY REEKS

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN LIFE STINKS.

HOW WE RESPOND DURING THOSE TIMES IS OUR TOPIC TONIGHT.

JOHN 11, THE STORY OF LAZARUS' SICKNESS AND DEATH AND HOW
MARTHA, MARY, AND JESUS RESPONDED


I. OUR PERSONALITIES EFFECT HOW WE RESPOND TO CRISES


1. WE ALL HAVE UNIQUE PERSONALITIES, NOBODY HAS A BAD
PERSONALITY, IT'S WHAT WE DO WITH OUR PERSONALITY THAT COUNTS.

2. MARY AND MARTHA HAD VERY DIFFERENT PERSONALITIES

MARTHA - WENT IMMEDIATELY WHEN SHE HEARD JESUS WAS COMING

JOH 11:20 When Martha heard that Jesus was coming, she went out
to meet him, but Mary stayed at home.

MARTHA HAD TO HAVE EVERYTHING MOVING ALONG TOWARD A GOAL.
EXTROVERT, MORE OUTGOING, ACTION TAKING, PROBLEM SOLVING,
ASSERTIVE

MARY - STAYED IN THE HOUSE

MARY LOVED THE JOURNEY, JUST BEING WITH PEOPLE AND TALKING AND
ENJOYING ONE ANOTHER.

INTROVERT, FEELS THINGS DEEPLY, SELF EXPRESSIVE


HOW DO YOU AND YOUR SPOUSE APPROACH LIFE? THE SAME? DIFFERENTLY?

DO YOU LIKE TO DO MANY THINGS AT ONCE AND GET SOME OF THEM DONE?

DO YOU LIKE TO DO ONE THING AT A TIME AND DO IT VERY WELL?

WHY IS THAT WE DRIVE ON PARKWAYS AND PARK ON DRIVEWAYS?

IF YOU GO ON A TRIP DO YOU HAVE TO HAVE EVERYTHING FIGURED OUT
BEFORE YOU LEAVE OR DO YOU JUST GET IN THE CAR AND GO?

PRECISE, PLAN YOUR WORK AND WORK YOUR PLAN. I DON'T MIND THAT
WHEN IT COMES TO SURGERY BUT NOT ALL THE TIME. LIFE ISN'T ALWAYS
IN THE OPERATING ROOM.

IF WE DO NOT WANT TO BE MANIPULATORS AND INTIMIDATORS, WE MU ...


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