Why do dumb things happen to smart people?
The Stress caused by impulsiveness!
Facts of Life when it comes to Stress
- A lot of our own troubles we bring on ourselves.
- The bible offers clear advice how to avoid mistakes.
- All of us tend to make similar mistakes.
Proverbs 20:25, “It is a trap for a man to dedicate something rashly and only later to consider his vow.”
To promise without pondering,
To decide without deliberating,
To impulsively make a decision based on feelings,
Without thinking through the consequences, is a trap!
A SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE: IT IS EASIER TO GET IN THAN TO GET OUT!
Three Areas Where We All Fall Into This Trap…
Money Relationships Time
God’s Answer for Overcoming “Impulsiveness Stress”
- Choose your commitments carefully!
Proverbs 13:16, ‘A wise man thinks ahead; a foolish man doesn’t and even brags about it.”
Proverbs 14:15-16, “”A wise man is cautious and avoids danger. But a fool plunges ahead with great confidence.’
- Choose your commitments prayerfully!
James 1:5, ‘if you need wisdom, if you want to know what God wants you to do, ask him, and he will gladly tell you.”
LET THE HOLY SPIRIT HELP YOU GAIN CONTROL OVER IMPULSIVENESS!