Two Approaches to the Chaos in Life
There are seasons of life that are more stressful than others. Our approach to these seasons will go a long way in determining how we come out on the other side of the stress.
We can either be passive and wait or hope for the best.
We can be active and do what we can to make positive progress through stress.
Typically, being passive has negative results.
Being active in stressful situations brings hope and growth.
Galatians 6:9-10a (NLT) – “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Therefore, whenever we have the opportunity, we should do good to everyone….”
We have a small garden in our backyard. Every year in July, we take a family vacation and become passive in our attention to the garden. When we return a week later, we find the garden is overrun with weeds, the vegetable plants need water, and moles have started to dig around the roots. Our passivity will slowly destroy the garden.
However, when we take an active approach to the garden; weeding, watering, removing the moles – we experience small growth. At the end of the season, we see abundant fruit (vegetables).
Extreme stress can feel debilitating. Nevertheless, there is always a next positive step forward. Choose to be active as you approach your life stress—purpose to take the next positive step forward.