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Mental Toughness

Henry Ford said “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!”

God’s Word frequently gives us instruction on eternal perspective because God knew how easily we become distracted with temporal challenges in life.

Over the next couple of weeks, we want to share some principles with you from an article written by our friend Wayde Goodall.

Wayde explains how we can get our thinking God-focused and under His control:

1. When going through a discouraging or stressful time, slow your thinking down and take time to process.

I’m the first to say “I need to do this more.” Life spins faster and faster so we must discipline ourselves to take moments to hear from God.

Ask yourself, “What’s going on? Why is this happening? What is God’s wisdom on this? Who will give me the best advice?”

Even though we might be going through tremendous uncertainty or stress, we can maintain focus! Ask God for help while doing all we can to slow our anxious thinking down.

2. When your mind is stuck, and you don’t know what to do, do something positive and helpful that will move you (even just a little) toward your goal.

We can do something! Don’t allow yourself to stay stuck. Change your routine, read a new book, exercise… but do something to move physically and mentally.

We’ve all heard the quote by Ignatius – “Work as if everything depended on you; pray as if everything depended on God.”

We can easily waste mental and emotional energy by worrying about things that belong to God anyway.

Let’s begin to move in a healthy direction today. Never forget God is with you and as our friend Rick Pasquale says – “Champions Rise!”

You can today!

We’re praying for you and your team as you rise this weekend!


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