Some Thoughts About Pressure – 11-02-2016

 

p081_098We are all facing tremendous pressure these days. The world around us is in chaos, people we know and people we don’t know all want us to think and act like they do. Employers are demanding more and more, deadlines are shrinking, prices are going up while incomes seem to be coming down. It’s almost like we are a soda can being shaken and shaken until eventually we explode.

Additionally that pressure can build up toxins in our body, weakening our immune systems and opening us up to illness and also to Satan’s advances. Once we start giving in, then we start giving up and that spells doom. It is important that we not let things get that far and in order to make sure it doesn’t then we need to open the pressure valve on our lives.

The best way to alleviate that pressure, we must try and keep our eyes on the ultimate prize, which is eternity with Jesus. As it is written in the Gospel of Mark in chapter 14 verse 38; “Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

We are weak, because we are human. If we let our guard down, we will fall; however, if we continue to focus on the teachings of Jesus. If we continue to pray without ceasing for guidance and heavenly assistance we will be able to handle any pressures that might come our way. There is always a way to handle life’s situations and issues and Jesus is that way.

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