Summary: Brief outline on overcoming life’s hardships
WHAT TO DO WHEN LIFE=S GOT YOU DOWN 5/13/01p RRC
1) GET CONTROL OF THOUGHTS
Take Every Thought Captive
(2 Cor 10:5) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Redirect our Thinking
(Phil 4:8) Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
2) GET CONTROL OF YOUR EMOTIONS
Quit Feeling Sorry for Yourself
Begin Thanking God for the Blessings
(Phil 4:4) Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice
(1 Thess 5:16 18) 16Rejoice evermore. 17Pray without ceasing. 18In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
3) GET CONTROL OF YOUR FOCUS
(Phil 4:6 7) 6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
(Rom 8:28) And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.