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Here is what I do when it happens to me (yes, I am up at 3:00 a.m. every now and then):
Get out a notepad or a journal and write your gratitude list
Make the list long and include all of the big and small things you can think of. Invest at least 5 minutes doing this. If you write a person’s name down, think about why you are grateful for them and recall a specific memory about them. The goal is to change your emotional state. Gratitude and fear don’t live in the same space at the same time.
Have a conversation with God using 2 Chairs
One chair for you, one for God. Ask God three questions:
Write down a victory list
Things you have accomplished in the past that you are proud of. Graduating from school, closing a sale, helping someone in need, finishing a difficult project, overcoming a big challenge. This is to remind yourself you have done it before and you can do it again.
Identify the problem that is giving you the most concern
Write it down. Now write down everything you can do to solve the problem. Create an action plan and take action! Dad always said Identifying a problem is positive. It only becomes a negative if you stay focused on the problem. Instead, focus on the solution.
There are most likely some (or a lot) of things you have no control over
Now take massive action on these as well. Give these problems to God. As you give each of these to God let Him know how grateful you are that He knows exactly what is going on and He is big enough to handle it.
Thank God for the plan he has given you
Rejoice in Romans 8:28 that all things work together for good and be encouraged by James 1:2&3 that you will become stronger because of the situation and God will perfectly position you to fulfill His/your purpose.
Now go back to sleep!
Or if its the middle of the day, get to work!
You are not in this alone!
Blessings to you. Choose To Win!
p.s. Picture is my home office set up for Zoom webinars. During my 2 Chairs this morning I realized that Dad is looking right at me over God’s shoulder.
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