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2 What are the main stressors in your life? Text your responses to OR Write your response on a Connect Card and give it to an usher

3 1)Stress affects each of us emotionally, relationally, spiritually and physically.

4 The Holmes and Rahe Stress Scale calculates the likelihood of becoming ill due stressful life events experienced over the past 2 years. - over 300 points:high to very high chance – 299: moderate to high chance - under 150: low to moderate chance 1.Death of a spouse: Divorce: 73 4.Jail term: 63 7.Getting married: 50 9.Marriage reconciliation: Death of close friend: Large mortgage: Change in work hours:20 37.Moderate loan: Vacation:13 42.Christmas:12 43.Minor violations of the law: 11

5 1)Stress affects each of us emotionally, relationally, spiritually, and physically. 2)Stress affects each of us differently. 3)Everyone has ways of coping with stress.

6 1)We worship AND demonize our busyness. The Stressor of Busyness

7 1)We worship AND demonize our busyness. 2)We often don’t see a solution – at least not an easy one. The Stressor of Busyness

8 1)We worship AND demonize our busyness. 2)We often don’t see a solution – at least not an easy one. 3)Men and women tend to process the stress of busyness differently. The Stressor of Busyness

9 1)Am I willing to work (hard) on dealing with my busyness? For this reason, make every effort to add to your faith, goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance…. (2 Peter 1:5-6) Dealing with the stressor of busyness

10 1)Am I willing to work (hard) on “fixing” my busyness? (And if I’m not, I at least should stop whining about my busyness.) Do everything without complaining or arguing. (Philippians 2:14) Dealing with the stressor of busyness

11 1)Am I willing to work (hard) on “fixing” my busyness? (And if not…at least stop whining.) 2)Add 3 things to your already busy life: A “tank-filler” (something you enjoy) Dealing with the stressor of busyness Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 1 Timothy 6:17

12 1)Am I willing to work (hard) on “fixing” my busyness? (And if not…at least stop whining.) 2)Add 3 things to your already busy life: God time (“15 minutes in your chair”) Dealing with the stressor of busyness All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16

13 1)Am I willing to work (hard) on “fixing” my busyness? (And if not…at least stop whining.) 2)Add 3 things to your already busy life: Rest time (a rhythm/cycle of rest) Dealing with the stressor of busyness Psalm 46:10 (be still….) Matthew 1:32-35, 6:31-34 (go to a quiet place)

14 1)Am I willing to work (hard) on “fixing” my busyness? (And if not…at least stop whining.) 2)Add 3 things to your already busy life: A “tank-filler” (something you enjoy) God time (“15 minutes in your chair”) Rest time (a rhythm/cycle of rest) Dealing with the stressor of busyness


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