Friday, December 6, 2019

Taking Smart Precautions

"Taking Smart Precautions"
By Rodney Holmstrom, National Field Director

"God remains in us and his love in us is made complete."1 John 4:12 CEV


Are the Holidays tough for you? I know for some they can be very difficult.

When things get tough, the temptation is to isolate.
Everything inside of us might be saying that is the best solution, but we must not listen to that lie.  When I isolate in my pain, then the light begins to fade. This wrong choice can lead to making additional wrong choices. However, when I choose to make healthy choices, such as getting myself to stay in community even when I don't "feel" like it, making meetings, calling my accountability team, and spending time with God daily, that's when the light starts getting brighter.

So, if we know that we tend to isolate by our very nature, why not be proactive this holiday season?
 
When the weather man says, "Folks, there is a hurricane moving in, you need to take precautions", the right thing to do is to take precautions. The wrong choice would be to wait for the storm to hit and then react.
 
Let's make a choice this holiday season to take precautions and make the right proactive choices. Someone once said, "Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment."
 
Let's make the next right choice this season by planning ahead for any storm on the horizon. The Father is our refuge and ever present help in time of need.

A word of encouragement from Pastor Rick Warren: "You are not an accident. Your birth was no mistake or mishap, and your life is no fluke of nature."
 
Let's live with an intentional plan of action. Never discount the fact that your presence, your phone call, your visit with a friend may be just what "they" needed too.

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