React Less, Respond More
I have four boys and I never know what my day will look like....
I may encounter grumpy attitudes, a few squabbles, stressed-out kids or a stressed-out hubby. And what if I am grumpy too? I think most of us have the potential for stressful days and hectic days. Here are a few things that I whisper to my heart that helps me to live more in responder mode...
God, help me to put on kindness, gentleness and love. (Col 3:12-14)
Help me to respond with gentleness and not react. (Proverbs 15:1)
Help me to remain cool, calm and collected. (Proverbs 15:18)
God, help each of us to prayerfully attempt to live in responder mode. And if we blow it and react, help us to begin again with gentleness. Amen.
"Let your reasonableness be known to everyone..." Phil 4:5
*the other thing that helps me to be less reactive is to guard my schedule so that I have enough mental energy for my people. Hugs, Steph