Where the team goes, the Church is.
When the world moves so quickly around you, it can be easy to feel lost, overwhelmed or alone. School, work, family, and life can be a lot to juggle, but we have the good news! Being a part of Jesus’ team means you are never alone.
“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them.” Matthew 18:20
In context, this verse is saying that if two or more agree, than it be done. Refer back to this verse when you are feeling down, having a bad day or just need to be reminded of the power of Christ.
Where there are two or three believers, Christ is with them. This means that whether you are surrounded by your friends, your family, your fellow church-goers, or even your team, you stand firm together as a Church. There is no need for a building, a choir or a massive congregation. No matter where you are and what may be going on around you, you have the complete ability to relish in and share Christ’s love.
When we consider that if two or three agree, and it be done, this becomes a very powerful passage. This makes the littlest of tasks, suching as waking up and taking on the day, easier when you have those around you to pray it be good and in God’s will.
This is so important to remember the next time you feel scared, nervous or unprepared. Nothing is stronger than the support you have from God and those who follow Him. With every step, He is with you and the Church is there to encourage you. The Church IS your team and your family. You got this.
The Best You
As individuals, we all have our good and bad days. As a family, we have our good and bad days too. However, the bad days seem just a little easier when you have the support and encouragement from people you love.
Sometimes it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. That’s okay. Take those extra few minutes of your morning to just lay there and allow yourself to fully wake up before you take on your day!
If you need a little extra push, here are a few ways to self-motivate:
1. Prepare the night before – Whether it’s preparing school lunches or your outfit for work, you will feel less overwhelmed in the morning and more ready for your day when you organize things the night before.
2. Think of motivation as a mindset – What you’re doing doesn’t actually change, but the way you see and think about it does.
3. Set realistic goals and go the extra mile to achieve them– Setting goals is great for motivating us to do something. However, when you set a goal it’s important to be realistic with yourself with what you can achieve in a given amount of time.
"Consider it pure joy...whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." ~James 1:2-4 A
Being supportive of your spouse is one of the many beauties in a relationship. It’s both rewarding and difficult. It allows you to encourage your partner’s dreams and aspirations and offer to help get them there.
One way to support your partner is to rid them of expectations. You are not perfect and neither is your partner. Communicate what you want and how you feel rather than assume that they will know or understand otherwise. They will fail, as will you, but remember that you are both on the same team. Take care of each other, and above all, have faith in one another.
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