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Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Inspirational | 2 comments

Expect RESULTS From Your Labor!

Try this exercise. Think all the way back to the beginning of this week. What were your expectations for how it would turn out? Did you have visions of making abundant progress on your most important projects? Did you expect that your labors were going to produce a great harvest? Did you expect the time you invested in relationships to create amazing memories? Did you expect that the time you gave to helping others was going to create lasting impact? Or did you expect to get through the week just barely squeaking by, to invest all of your energy and walk away the same way you went into it?

Most of us expect to toil hard at work and get little results. Here’s something I’ve learned, though. That kind of stressful, unproductive hard work is actually the result of the Fall of Man, going all the way back to Adam. (Check out Genesis 3:17-19) Jesus, however, has already come to undo the results of the fall. You can actually expect that your labor in Christ WILL BE FRUITFUL!

I believe this is actually the first step toward stress-free living. Stop expecting meaningless toil. Expect RESULTS! [TWEET THIS]

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corin 15: 58

What do you expect out of this week?

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Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Inspirational | 0 comments

You be You

Life can be stressful and pressurizing. We’re all searching for ways to take the stress off and enjoy life the way it was intended to be enjoyed. In a previous post, I give 3 Ideas to Help Depressurize Your Life.  This post digs into the first Idea, You be You. A couple of messages were shared at Capital City Church this past month that nail this idea on the head. I figure I’ll just let you check them out:

Amaze You

by Caleb Stewart

There is something about you that can only be discovered in faithful relationship with God. Check out this podcast and learn how even the way you spend time with God is unique to you.

How To Succeed at Being Yourself

by Eileen Wilder and Bethany Pisani

Here’s what you’ll learn:

1.) Ditch the mask.  You’re amazing.

2.) Discover your strength zone.

3.) Be present and enjoy life.

4.) Communicate with your Creator.

What are some resources you’ve discovered that have helped you depressurize your life?

 

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