Monday, July 11, 2016
Find Your Brave
Holly Wagner teaches a sermon about the storms in life in this video. When we find ourselves in the midst of a storm in life, whether it's a marriage crisis, sickness, or a job loss, we all need a few tools to make it through the storm. The first thing we need to learn is to take control of our thoughts. Oftentimes we can't control the circumstance we are in, but we can control what we are dwelling on.
The second thing we need to learn is to "lighten our load". When we find ourselves in the middle of a storm we need to throw all excess baggage over board. We all carry baggage in life that has built up from disappointments in life or past hurts. Past hurts has the ability to trigger behavior that can destroy our today unless we learn to let them go. Holly Wagner offers us a few tips in the sermon on what we can do to let go of our baggage.
The third thing that becomes important when we find ourselves in the midst of a storm is to "keep the main thing the main thing". We need to get our priorities straight. When life gets difficult we can easily find ourselves getting distracted by things that are really not that important, and unless we learn to prioritize we will not make it through the storm. The fourth thing that Holly mentions is that we need to get our hopes up. Sometimes we are advised to not get our hopes up but the only way to make it through a storm is to keep your hopes up. Keep hoping and believing that things will get better.