Do you ever go through the day in neutral, never quite getting into gear? Just thinking about all the responsibilities for the day can be overwhelming. Sometimes the stress of agreeing to do something for someone because we didn’t want to hurt their feelings can feel like the straw that broke the camel’s back. Regardless of who we are or how old we may be, time management is essential. Many years ago I learned to keep a daily schedule. By writing down the things I had to do and the things I wanted to do I accomplished a lot. My day flowed and I felt fulfilled. But most of all, stress and anxiety made no inroads. If somebody requests my help I can go to my daily planner to see if I can pencil them in. This way I do not double book or get bogged down. My daily health is important and my commitments are just as major. Stress and anxiety are not good; therefore, we have to do what is necessary to stop them. Our spiritual, mental, and physical health is our responsibility. So add joy to your life by making wise decisions. With love!!
Here are five keys to help you stand strong when everything in you is crying out to quit. 1. Focus on God’s Word instead of the problem, because what you focus on is what you will end up doing. 2. Take one step at a time. Remember, inch by inch anything is a cinch. Like the song says: “One day at a time sweet Jesus.” 3. Stay positive and thankful. God said He would never leave you nor forsake you. A positive attitude will make you strong. 4. Vocalize your needs to God with expectation. Jesus said ask and it shall be given. So expect! 5. Refuse to settle for second best. If God be for you who can be against you? Defeat isn’t part of God’s character and neither should it be a part of yours. Victory for the child of God is certain if he does not quit. God’s Word says, “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” (Galatians 6:9).
Pastor J.C. Myers, III
Pastor J.C. founded Joy Christian Ministries in 1992. He was Sr. Pastor at Joy Christian Ministries in West Sacramento, California from 1992-2016. He was succeeded by his 2nd son, Pastor Brandon Myers who had been under his father's ministry and teaching for 39 years.