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Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Tensions of Life

In recent months I have found myself in somewhat of a conundrum trying to manage the tensions of life.  How we manage these tensions is vitally important to our spiritual survival.  Tensions in our life will have one of two effects. Positive or negative.  For example if you are in a situation and you don't know what to do.  Both options that you have are positive options that will have negative consequences either choice you make.  Thusly, we have the tensions of life.   So the question becomes how do you manage the tensions of life?

The Christian response is to take it to the Lord in prayer.  Very good response!  However, what happens when you have been praying and still have no clear indication on the situation.  Do you go to trusted friends to see how they manage the tensions of life?  Do you go to spiritual mentors and asked them how they manage the tensions of life?

If you are looking for me to provide the answer I am sorry I have not one to offer, but here are a few recommendations:

  1. Examine the Word of God to see how others have managed the tensions of life.
  2. Write down the pros and cons of making the decision.
  3. Pray, pray, and did I mention prayer?
God bless,
Bondservant Hollis