I recently changed jobs within the same company and the new position was more mentally and physically demanding. I was allowing these demands to create a housing place for a lot of stress.
When I became aware of my runaway thought process, I verbally told myself out loud “STOP IT! Nothing has changed but my own reaction (negative) to the existing circumstances.”
I then began to verbally thank God for the challenge I was facing, the wonderful job I have, my lovely family, etc.
What a difference! By the end of the night, I was much more efficient in my work and my spirit and body were rejoicing. By changing my mind and focusing on God’s blessing, I brought the peace of God into my situation.
Finally, my brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise thing on these things. Philippians 4:8 NKJV
~ Pastor R.