Managing the Things You Can’t Control

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Frustrated Lady

We all face situations where despite our best efforts we just can't control. It's easy to recite scriptures and be faithful when things are going o.k. but, when things catch you by surprise it can be a little tricky. This is when the "what ifs?" and "how comes?" start to creep in. However, during life's challenges it is important for us to stay focused on God and the promises he as already made to us.

Here are three things you can do when you're facing a situation outside of your control.

Relax.

Easier said than done. But, sometimes the best remedy is to do nothing at all. Take a step back, relax and regain your composure.

Refocus.

Once you stop and relax it's time to refocus. Remind yourself that God is in control. Focus your mind on His promises and know ultimately that every situation is for your growth and His glory. 

Reach Out.

You are not alone. We all need encouragement and there is nothing wrong with asking for help. Call someone, talk things out, and pray. Sharing not only builds relationship, but also accountability.

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