What To Do With Stress (5 of 13) by Stan Coffey

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What To Do With Stress (5 of 13)
Series: When We Ask What?
Dr. Stan Coffey
John 8:12

I. The Principle Of Identification
Ii. The Principle Of Dedication
Iii. The Priciple Of Prioritization
Iv. The Principle Of Concentration
V. The Principle Of Delegation
Vi. The Principle Of Mediation
Vii. The Principle Of Relaxation

Today we are talking about what to do with your stress; it is part five in a series of lessons entitled, "When We Ask What". One of the things in life that all of us have to face is stress; it is a part of the modern way of life. Somebody said that in olden days our ancestors might miss a stagecoach but they did not get upset because they knew another one would be by next month.
If we miss a section of a revolving door, we just go to pieces. Our life is that way. There is a stress of our schedules, there is the stress of demands made upon us and one of the things that causes stress is some misbeliefs and misunderstandings about what God expects.
A lot of people have stress because of their faith and God did not intend to put burdens on us. Jesus said, "My burden is easy, my yoke is easy, my burden is light." And so the purpose of the Christian life is not to put more stress upon you or to make you feel more guilty than you already feel.
Jesus revealed in his life some secrets about living that we want to look at that apply to stress. Jesus was calm and cool and collected. He was calm and cool and collected in spite of the fact that people were pressing him, everybody wanted him to come to their town, everybody wanted to do what they needed done, everybody constantly was requesting him and had high expectancy of him.
How did Jesus handle the pressures of life, the pressures of his ministry, and the pressures of life's purpose? He had so little private time to himself and I think you would have to agree that none of us were ever busier than Jesus was. Jesus was a very busy person.
As we look through the gospels, ther ...

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