It is important for us to maintain our faith in God and be strong. Sometimes we face situations that seem unmanageable, but we must control our emotions and apply our efforts toward addressing our challenges, not thinking about all the circumstances we cannot face.
It is easy to allow yourself to exaggerate the severity of challenges as you face them. When you face unexpected hardships, pain, or suffering; the immediate reaction is to lose control of your emotions and feel fear due to your immediate thoughts. Regardless of how severe the situation seems; it is always better to control your emotions and think clearly about your situation. Frequently, the challenges we face seem much more severe initially than they do after we have time to review the entire situation.
It is easy for us to stress about our life challenges and not be grateful for all the wonderful gifts we received from God at birth. Sometimes we need to pause our concerns about our current challenges and be grateful that we are alive and have resources to pursue happiness for our family, friends, and fellow workers.
It is critical that we always maintain hope. Sometimes situations seem impossible, but we must have the discipline to not allow our emotions to dictate our behavior. We must use all the skills given to us and avoid fear, disappointment, or worry to control our behavior.
We all have occasions when we experience jealousy. It is part of living on Earth. It is important that we make strong efforts not to allow those feelings to control how we interact with other people.
Maintaining a Christian attitude means that you understand that all your skills, possessions, relationships, accomplishments, and knowledge are gifts from God. When you were born, you possessed specific God-given talents that you used to advance your abilities. It is critical that you use talent created from God’s gifts to promote Christian beliefs while helping other people.
Do not allow fear to control your life. It is important to be careful, but not to the point of allowing fear to control how you grow. It makes perfect sense to avoid danger, but it makes no sense to avoid working toward a goal because you are afraid of failing. Think about what you wish to do with your life and guide yourself in that direction. Always have support from God as the backbone of your life plan and make sure you contribute to God and other people. Do not allow fear to completely control how you grow and work with other people.
Many of us are truthful when everyone is watching. It is as important to be truthful when no one is watching except God. It may seem that there are no consequences when misleading someone if the other person will never learn the truth. However, in that case, you are still misleading someone, and that person may make decisions based on untruthful information.
When someone attacks you verbally, take the time to think about your situation and your response. Do not allow someone else to cause you to act in an inappropriate manner in conflict with your values. If you respond, start with a soft comment, like “I am sorry you feel that way”. Do not escalate your conversation to the level of the other person.
It is critical to think prior to making attacking statements. When someone says something to you that you see as an attack, think about the entire situation before responding. First, thinking about the subject and its importance is critical prior to continuing a conflict. If the subject of the conflict does not have a major effect on you or your loved ones, it is better to avoid the conflict and let it go.