A rushed person is a disaster unto themselves and those around them. Learning how to stay calm in the midst of high pressure is key because the longer you can stay calm the greater your ability to keep the window of creativity and logical thinking open for you to come up with a sound strategy. We begin to rush when fear sets in and this effectively closes the window of having a powerful strategy to your problems.
So how does one stay calm in a high pressure situation? Patience in planning! When one takes the time to be patient during the planning process and takes time in considering the situations that can happen, the greater your ability to stay calm because your brain/body has been prepped for such a task. Let me ask you this, which person is better suited to compete at a high level in a sporting event, the person that had the chance to warm up or the person that just woke up? Usually the person that had sufficient time to warm up will be better to deal with the stress of competition. It is the same way with dealing with high pressured situations in other areas of life because if you come into these situations without taking the time to prepare then you are are pretty much addressing the situation without getting “warmed up,” which develops into poor performance.
Esther today begins the plans she has developed to save her people but if you remember from yesterday, that she took three days to prepare herself in the presence of the Lord. How do we prepare ourselves to live like Christians in this world that does not like the absolute truth of God? Do we blindly rush in and end up even failing to be Christian in the process or are we prioritizing the development that occurs in being in His presence? Do we plan with God or do we only expect God to save our plans when things turn sour?
Today we can make excuses again that we are busy but can we slow it down to see what strategies that the Lord has for our situations? Can we simply stop to meditate on His words and see what He has to say rather than focus on what we need to say and get done?
Let us seek His will and presence today because any time spent with God is not a wasted moment.
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