Stress Me Out

Stress Me Out

Freeway, Week 2 – Awareness – Pulling Back the Curtain of Your Life

Devotion 2

What (or who) stresses you out? Write some down….

  1. People: __________________________________
  2. Family Members: ________________________
  3. Situations: _______________________________
  4. Financial Things: ________________________
  5. Things at Work: _________________________
  6. Others: __________________________________

Now, what happens when you are stressed about any or all of these things? What happens to you? …inside you? …to those around you? What do you feel (be specific)? Seriously, write some of these things down, too!

  1. ____________________________________
  2. ____________________________________
  3. ____________________________________
  4. ____________________________________
  5. ____________________________________
  6. ____________________________________

On a scale of 1 to 10, how stressed are you? (1 is almost no stress and 10 is so stressed you are comatose.) Write down or circle the number.

1 – – – 2 – – – 3 – – – 4 – – – 5 – – – 6 – – – 7 – – – 8 – – – 9 – – – 10

Now, think about how well do you handle stress. If you were watching yourself on a daily basis, how would you grade yourself on how well you handle stress? Write down or circle the letter grade you would give yourself.

A         B         C         D         F

Why did you give yourself this grade? Are you being hard on yourself or lenient on yourself with the grade?

How can you relieve stress in a positive way to get a better grade? Think about all kinds of things that could help relieve stress: physical activity, talking to someone, self-care, spiritual guidance, taking control of something in your life, letting go of something in your life, etc… Write down at least 3 answers and spend some time talking to God about these things today.

God’s Words for This Week

1 Kings 19:11-18 – A hurricane wind ripped through the mountains and shattered the rocks before God, but God wasn’t to be found in the wind; after the wind an earthquake, but God wasn’t in the earthquake; and after the earthquake fire, but God wasn’t in the fire; and after the fire a gentle and quiet whisper. (The Message, v.11b-12)

Psalm  139 – Investigate my life, O God, find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, get a clear picture of what I’m about; (The Message, v.23)

Matthew 26: 36-39 – Then Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane. He said to the disciples, “Stay here while I go and pray over there.” (CEB, v.36)

Luke 15:11-32 – When he came to his senses, he said, ‘How many of my father’s hired hands have more than enough food, but I’m starving to death! (CEB, v17)

This Week at Hood

Monday, September 18, 6:00 pm – Disciples Women’s Ministry
Wednesday, September 20, 4:30 pm – Prayer & Inspiration
Wednesday, September 20, 6:00 pm – Young-ish Adult Small Group (ages 25-45)
Wednesday, September 20, 6:45 pm – Choir Practice
Thursday, September 21, 12 noon – 1:30 pm – Pastor Jason at The Cellar for Drop-In Coffee & Conversation (108 N Wilson St)
Sunday, September 24, 9:15 am – Christian Men’s Fellowship Breakfast at Cracker Barrel (Dunn)
Sunday, September 24, 11:00 am – Worship – Discovery – Your’re Stronger Than You Think You Are
Sunday, September 24, 3:00 pm – Back to School Party (for Children and Families at Rick & Maere Kay Lashmit’s Home)

Coming Soon…

Sunday, October 22 – Homecoming


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