Difficult people are impossible to get away from, because everyone is different, and our difficulties come from our differences. For so many of us difficult people impact every area of our lives and rob us of joy and life. But there is a way to find peace with difficult people. Today we learn what the real problem with people is, and what we can do to turn it around.
Every one of us works so hard to remove the stress from our lives, but the reality is a stress-free life is impossible. We will never be able to remove all our stress, but what we CAN do is find something bigger than our stress to focus on. When we do our stress fades into the background and we can live with peace and purpose every day.
Many of us have tried over and over to drop our baggage, and maybe we've been successful with a lot of us. But for so many people there's that one thing we just can't seem to let go of. No matter how many times we try to drop it it just seems like it's stuck to us. This week we learn how we can get rid of the sticky baggage that has been with us for so long.
Lots of different kinds of baggage are heavy, but relational baggage is the heaviest. All of us have been hurt, wounded, or betrayed by someone close to us. We're handed baggage, and it's so hard to drop it. What we don't realize is that our relationships in the horizontal actually determine our relationship in the vertical. God doesn't play ball when we choose to hold on to the baggage. But there is hope, and there is an answer. Listen in to learn how to drop your relational baggage once and for all.
Some baggage is a little heavier than others. Guilt is one of the heavy bags. For so many people guilt has driven their relationship with God and it has stolen all the joy and life from it. This week we tackle guilty baggage head-on, uncover the lie, and tell you the truth so you can drop the guilt and have a life-giving relationship with God once and for all.
Baggage. Everyone has it, but few people deal with it. It weighs us down, makes us tired, and keeps us stuck, and yet we keep carrying it year after year after year. But what would happen if we could drop the baggage from our past and step fully into what God has for us tomorrow? In part one of this five part series we unpack the true problem with our baggage and what we can do to live free and travel light.
Everyone wants to make a difference. It's built into us. It's why we think we can change the world when we're young. Then, as we get older, that youthful idealism tends to fade and we give up those dreams of making a difference in the world. But it was never meant to be that way. God always intended your life to be a life that makes an eternal difference. This week we identify the roadblocks to making a difference and how to break through them to live a life that counts.
From the beginning God's plan for his Church was that it would exist not for itself but for the world. We are called to be ministers to the world around us. When we choose to be ministers we break down walls, heal broken hearts, and make a difference in the world around us.
Jesus said, "The son of man came not to be served but to serve..." Jesus always intended his Church to give their lives away so the world would know Him. That starts with choosing the heart of a servant.