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By On June 5th, 2018

Pressure

Pressure is a good thing—to a point. My car tires are rated to hold a pressure of 33psi. Too little pressure and the control of steering is sloppy. Too much pressure and the tires bald more quickly and can even pop. 

Life, like tires, actually requires some pressure. I’ve found that when I have little or no pressure, precious little gets done. If there is too much pressure, temper and blood pressure rise, and relationships suffer.  We cannot live pressure-free lives but pressure an be good for keeping us going. It’s bad if it blows us up before we get to where we’re going.

It is a mistake if we decide that doing nothing at all will make us happier or feel better. It’s also as much a mistake that we can operate under high pressure until we take vacation or retire. 

Balance is a key to Godly living. No one other than ourselves can create balance 

Take note of how you feel. Seek actions and thoughts to avoid either too much stress or lethargy. Take a short time or two each day (especially if you’re feeling pressure) for a short quiet prayer time. Nothing you have to do today is worth angry words or damage to you or those you love. 

I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is God’s gift to man. Ecclesiastes 3:12-13

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