Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What to do when you feel like giving up?

What to do when you feel like giving up? – Summary from Rick Warner’s Sermon, The Courage to Keep Going” 
Tell God exactly how you feel and put your trust in Him.
We will go thru 4 emotions cycle in any incident happening to us –
[angry  (Why has this happened to us?)
grief – (feeling depressed)
shock – (cannot believe this has happened to us)
fear – (fear of consequences of what has happened)]

2.                   Accept help from others
We shouldn’t withdraw from crisis and refuse to accept assistance from our family members, relatives or friends. Even though we give up on God, our close members can believe for us and /or provide whether is physical or emotional support.

3.                   Stop asking “Why”
Because it only prolong our pains. We don’t need an explanation but God’s strength and comfort to see us through pain. We cannot always understand “Why”, only God’s knows everything.

4.                   Trust God in things I do not understand
We need to remind ourselves that God is a good and loving God, and is all powerful. He notices every detail of your life, He is in control, He has a plan for your life and that He will protect us.

5.                   Refused to become bitter
Grief is good and healthy but bitterness will kill us.  At a certain stage, we will need to move on and let go to avoid resentment.

6.           Face the future with courage – Be brave to Face the society and the world again with a positive mindset. Keep going no matter what happens.

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