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Help, I’m stressed out! (Part 6)

May 11, 2020

I feel like a failure!

We have been talking a lot about “stress” lately!  We all get stressed from time to time.  We have dealt with several different specific things that bring stress into your life and how to deal with that biblically.  This coming week, Zach will preach about the stress of “failure”  Of course, if the truth be known, Zach takes a great deal of stress off of me when he preaches.  It gives you and me both a break!   It also frees me up to do other necessary duties related to my calling, while at the same time allowing Zach to use one of his gifts.

Many of the stresses we have talked about lead us to feeling a sense of failure.  What do you do when you are overwhelmed with this sense of failure?  These should get you off to a great start!

Try this:

  1. Don’t let it over-whelm you! Understand that to succeed in life you will need to fail occasionally. Even the most accomplished people haven’t done everything perfectly in their lives. Everyone fails from time to time. None of us are perfect.  If we never fail, then we are deceiving ourselves and the truth is not in us.  Don’t think you’re the only one who has ever failed. If others have gotten through it, so will you.
  2. Don’t take your anger out on other people! Sure you might feel lousy and “hurting” people “hurt” people, but it not only does you no good, they may be some of the very people that can help you! No one succeeds or fails alone.
  3. Learn from your Mistakes! Don’t make it seem like the end of the world–it’s not! Get over it and move on with your life. Sometimes failure is a way to learn valuable lessons that steer a person in a better more positive direction.  Try to analyze the problem, so you can fix it. Pledge to do better. Fix what you did wrong!
  4. Look at things from God’s perspective. The Apostle Paul addressed this in his letter to the church in Thessalonica.  Evidently there were people that thought his visit was a failure, but he knew according to God’s principles, it was not a failure.  He says You know, brothers, that our visit to you was not a failure” (1 Thes 2:1)  btw – “Faithfulness” is more important in God’s eyes than “success”!
  5. Write down your personal goals! The man who aims at nothing usually hits it!  Do you know where you want to do and who you want to be? Better yet, do you know what God wants you to do and what He wants you to be?
  6. Don’t quit! Be persistent! ! Don’t expect miracles to occur overnight. It takes time to turn things around!
  7. Rely on God’s Strength! Enough said?  I think so, because greater is He that is within me than He that is in the world!

Phil 4:13 (NIV) I can do everything through him who gives me strength.

John 16:33 (NIV) “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Robin

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May 11, 2010 - Posted by | Robin | ,

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