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How To Overcome Harmful Stress // You Asked For It [Part 3 Of 5]
September 25, 2022

How To Overcome Harmful Stress // You Asked For It [Part 3 Of 5]

September 25, 2022   /   Vineyard Church

Effects of a hurried lifestyle  

 

  1. I feel more stress.  

“…I had no time to care for myself.” Song of Solomon 1:6  

 

  1. I lose my joy.   

Job: “My days go by faster than a runner. They fly away without my seeing any joy.” Job 9:25  

 

  1. I am less productive. 

“Careful planning puts you ahead in the long run. Hurry and scurry puts you further behind.”  Proverbs 21:5(Mes)  

 

“…A person in a hurry makes mistakes.” Proverbs 19:2 (GW)  

 

  1. I cannot hear God.   

“Be still and know that I am God…” Psalm 46:10 (NKJV)  

 

“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Mark 8:36 (NKJV)  

 

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Five effects of increased cortisol levels:  

  1. Anxiety.  
  2. Depression.   
  3. Memory loss.  
  4. Weight Gain.  
  5. Disrupted sleep cycle.   

 

How To Management Your Negative Stress

  

  1. Be aware of your own “hurry sickness”.  

“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test my thoughts. Point out anything you find in me that makes you sad…”  

Psalm 139:23-24 (LB)   

 

  1. Get enough sleep.  

“Therefore, we do not lose heart for outwardly we are wasting away yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal.” 

2 Corinthians 4:16  

 

  1. Rest your mind.  

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 

1 Peter 5:7   

 

  1. Challenge Your “Type A” tendencies.  Type A’s  
  • Think continuously.  
  • Think rapidly.  
  • Think on different tracks at the same time.  
  • Are competitive 
  • Have a tendency to over-plan each day 
  • Have difficulty delegating. 
  • Have low tolerance for frustration. 
  • Have a sense of justice.   

 

“You are living a brand-new kind of life that is continually learning more and more of what is right, and trying constantly to be more and more like Christ who created this new life within you.” Colossians 3:10 (LB)   

 

  1. Learn to experience God’s peace.  

“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” 

Philippians 4:7 

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