A godly and biblically-based devotional to help people with their faith and confidence; to encourage, educate, and inform. Come everyday for inspiration. Almost everybody is going through something and you can get through it with Jesus. I am a witness to that fact. Never give up on the great blessings God already has lined up for you. Jeremiah 29:11 says, 'He knows the plans He has for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'
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According to dictionary.com, eustress is defined as, "stress that is deemed healthful or giving one the feeling of fulfillment."
Or we can say it's positive stress or good stress.
You know what that means? It means the things you do that may be a little difficult and challenging, but brings you joy, peace, and happiness. It may be mountain climbing, taking care of elderly parents, running a marathon, serving at your church, walking five miles a day (everyday), or working a demanding job. What may make others cringe makes you excited even though it gets difficult at times. Going the distance may come with discomfort, nevertheless it gives you pleasure, because you see the light in it. Eustress is a good thing, because it keeps the heart pumping and I heard someone recently say, "motion is lotion." Or you could just say that doing challenging and fulfilling things keeps the mind and body sharp, strong, and flexible. We have to challenge our muscles. Even the brain, because it too, is a muscle. We have to keep ourselves sharp and alert by doing the hard things, not only physically, but mentally too. That involves doing more than bodywork. It also means conditioning the mind by reading smart literature and engaging in enlightening subject matter. Every little thing helps us.
Be encouraged as you continue to challenge yourself. Accepting easy won't sharpen us. But pushing ourselves will. We need physical and mental strength to be better.Philippians 4:13 says, you can do all things through God who strengthens you." The Lord God will give you everything you need. He's always available.
Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. How are you feeling today? What kind of head space have you been in lately? I ask, because I'm just wondering if anybody feels like me -- free like me. Free as an eagle. Free as can be. That's right, out with doing business the old stale way and in with a fresh new operation. It's a shifting happening in the atmosphere of Sharon's life and I'm moving on to the big and awesome things God has for me. What do you say for yourself? What are you speaking over your life? What it is for you? For me, I am no longer afraid to go out in the deep end. I am no longer afraid to fly higher, I am no longer concerned about what I have or do not have, and I am no longer concerned about what anybody thinks or says. Who the heck cares anymore? I don't. Because God tells me he doesn't give me a spirit of fear or timidity ( 2 Timothy 1 :7) , but He gives me a spirit of love, confidence, power, self-control, and
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Daily Devotional Podcast. Follow along with blog post. When I was going through a dark time -- when I had nothing -- there was a certain person who helped me sometimes. She helped me whenever she basically felt like it, but she did help, and for that I'm appreciative. But, something interesting happened after I started growing out of my despair. Something interesting started happening when I no longer needed her for anything. And something interesting happened even though I remained kind and grateful towards. The interesting thing that happened was that she started hating on me. She started treating me differently. At first I was really bothered by it, because I thought she and her husband were nice people I wanted in my life. I liked that they had a sense of compassion and were interested in helping people who were down and low. That really appealed to me, because I was raised that way; my mother was raised that way; her mother was raised that way, and it goes back to as fa