“At times, do you feel like you are about to lose your mind? Are you constantly on the go wishing for “one moment” to relax?”
Are your emotions “boiling over” because you are holding them prisoner on the inside instead of expressing how you really feel? Are you “stressed” trying to meet the demands of daily living? Do you “feel obligated” to please everyone? If you answered yes to any of these questions it is possible that you are not maintaining composure. Are there times when you say “yes” to people when, actually, you should say “no” – resulting in feeling obligated to comply with their requests? When composure has been lost it is an indication that you have gone beyond the limits. You have taken on too much! It is time for you to “maintain your composure and refresh your spirit.”
The key to maintaining composure is to never lose focus of your life’s purpose
. Jeremiah 29:11 teaches us that God’s thoughts toward you are thoughts of peace, not of evil, to give you an expected end. God’s desire is for you to live peaceably not stressed out, not worked out and not giving too much of yourself out. You must be in a position to live according to God’s plan and purpose for your life. Your entire being must be free from anxiety and stress filled with peace and stability.
As Christians, the word of God admonishes you to be full of joy in the Lord (Philippians 4:4). It teaches you not to worry about anything and to pray about everything. It teaches you to tell God what you need and to thank Him for everything He has done. If you do this, you will experience God’s peace that passes all human understanding. It will also guard your hearts and your minds as you live in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6,7). Simply said, God’s peace will help you to maintain composure. It’s time to get your peace back!
In order to maintain composure, you will need to set boundaries. Establish a “fixed limit” on how much you can take in and how much of yourself to give out. Put your foot down and take a stand that nothing will cross the boundaries you have set. Remember to rejoice in the Lord, enjoy yourself, and get excited about maintaining your composure.
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I pray that this article will be a blessing you your lives, especially if you are a sister that is being pulled on all sides.