Colleague’s Corner: Find peace by losing control

Tonka sits ontop of about 100 disgaurded hospital gowns and blankets that are being donated to the humane society Tuesday. Humane society employee Darlene Brown stands in backround with other cat, Jaxx. (Luisa Porter/ Dispatch Staff)

Do you feel stressed out? Do you feel sometimes you can’t take anymore? There are many things in our world affecting our lives; things we can’t control.

But, there’s one thing that only you control, and that’s your spirit.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (NKJV) 2 Timothy 1:7.

When you try to control your world, stress will surely ensue. Realistically, no one has complete power over their life.

There are too many factors that influence our physical, financial and emotional states: unexpected tragedy, illness, and how others treat you. Yes, sometimes we are the cause of our own unfortunate issues because of the choices we make.

Nevertheless, I’m sure you’ve seen those who have done everything wrong and appear to have everything right in their life.

This is where stress steps into the production of our existence.

Stress paints the colors of gloom and doom on our circumstances. We grow and nurture this stress when we try to control our world. Lose control and take back your spirit. When things around you go wrong and are without logic, step back.

Don’t try to make sense of it. Step into the spirit because that is where you have life. Lose control of the world and gain control of yourself. Find peace in the spirit.

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.” (NIV) Romans 8:6.

by Kim Ridley, registered nurse and nurse recruiter for Baptist