Good stress management is as much a matter of faith as it is of self-discipline and gaining mastery over our bodies. Our life in God can protect us from much distress if we don’t make the mistake of thinking that the Christina life is supposed to be one hectic round of activity.
A life entrusted to God and lived in faith and dependence on Him can free us from restlessness. Jesus life was a model of unhurriedness. Jesus life was also a model of balanced priorities. Keeping Jesus model in mind, I strongly advocate that at least once every week we should sit down with pencil and paper and go over our priorities. Imagine that you are Mary sitting at the feet of Jesus. Write down on your list everything you’ve done or want to do. List your disappointments and unfulfilled dreams, your uncompleted projects and unrealized dreams.
Then prioritize your list for the next week. Ask, “What would Jesus want me to do first?”, “What would He want me to forget?”, “Who would He like me to forgive?”. Establish clear goals so that there is purpose to your life; dump the unnecessary disappointment or the criticism that comes from someone who doesn’t matter anyway. Receive from your Master the poise of a balanced, unhurried mind that knows the will of the father in all things, and you will begin to be free of distress.
I have actually learned all these things when I was invited to attend a prayer meeting from a group of Mormons. I felt great after hearing all those words from the book of Mormons. Now I have found where I could buy the book of Mormons. I am interested to get a copy of the book and of course the arts made by the mormon artists. I wish the book also includes the history of mormons. I understand that they are also Christian, but some of their beliefs differ from mainstream Christianity.