Compartmentalize, 10JAN – #628

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Compartmentalize, 10JAN

Compartmentalize your stress but let the Lord’s SPIRIT pour in… leave the tops open to your compartments…

We hold so many problems at the same time – I could list so many – and yet you know that we are forced to cope…  So, how can we?

We can compartmentalize…

These barriers (forced or natural) of compartmentalized situations allow us to focus on some things while holding back the stress of others in holding zones… We are in charge of our zones… build strong walls… perhaps even make clear walls to keep an eye on your issues, knowing they are contained enough to work on something else…

Compartmentalizing allows us to let us to move on day to day with our lives…  imagine a time when you get a phone call that your child is sick at school – well everything else gets shoved into a big compartment that you will ignore until you get to your child. Can we also do that on a small scale?

So many big and little stresses – and so many big and little joys – one person’s stress is another person’s ignoring situation. It is not that people are cold to some problems – it is just that they might be compartmentalizing them…

But how will we stay sane and connected at the same time? How will we prioritize which momentary compartment to think in? Here is an idea: LEAVE THE LIDS OFF of your compartments!!!  Yes, let the Lord’s spirit flow in thru each compartment – let Him guide you and give you peace in the present… Perhaps not make such rigid walls on these compartments but let them be expandable when necessary – the Lord may fill one section up more and make more room in your life for an event – whether good or bad – the Lord can make those decisions for you much easier – just let Him in…

Flow or flood? Breathe thru your stress – let yourself process it for a moment before exploding or ignoring – survival means that you don’t blow your container sides out… if there is a flood of life, then leaving the top open will let excess flow out – and if you let yourself go with the flow then perhaps your buoyancy and flexibility will float you to the top so you can catch your breathe…

Life is better when angst and joys are shared with friends – and also when not shared – have you ever started complaining and then realized you spent all that time in angst? Sometimes leaving the stress in that compartment and not looking back is a great way to move forward each day… think “let the dead bury the dead” Matthew 8:22 – and you move on to your future…

Process – don’t ignore Joy – don’t trash peace – God is not here to “drop the other shoe” – pursue peace – don’t be the downer and just say “this joy can’t last” – you know that at the end of this race, God has ONLY PEACE in store for us – so practice peace now.

Remember God’s house has many rooms – meaning we all have a space for us with Him in Heaven. Isn’t that the best way to look at these compartments of stress and joy and life? AS TEMPORARY! Don’t store up treasures on this earth means also don’t get stuck in the quagmires of balls and chains of this earth. Remember to step up, outside your containers – maybe even climb up on the top of them but don’t look down – and realize that the Lord lifts you out of this world and back to His – so every day put yourself into that mindset – heal on the go…

Live in this world but not of it – compartmentalize and leave the lids open for the spirit to flow. He will find you where you are… and He will help you thru…

Be at Peace where you are – and Peace will find you!

Amen

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