God's Unlimited Resources Are Available to You
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” (Colossians 3:1-2 NIV).
As you work to become healthier, you may find stress pulling you away from your goals. The problems of everyday life often tempt us to make unhealthy choices, out of convenience or as a temporary fix for handling stress.
But the truth is, problems will follow you the rest of your life. If you’re waiting for your life to be stress free, you’ll be waiting a long time!
Colossians 3:1-2 says, “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things” (NIV).
Stress is a choice. We get stressed out when we choose to focus on our own limited resources instead of focusing on the unlimited resources available through our heavenly Father.
You’ll never get healthy by trying to overcome obstacles through your own willpower; it simply isn’t strong enough. Focus on the fact that God is big enough to get you through any challenges you face as you strive to get healthy and stay that way for the rest of your life.
Talk It Over
-- What causes you the greatest stress? Why do you think that’s so?
-- How do you think God may help in this situation? What keeps you from letting him help?
-- How can you keep yourself focused on Jesus rather than your daily stresses?
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This devotional © 2017 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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