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What To Do

Philippians 4:4-5

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.

What not to do:

Philippians 4:6

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation…

What to do instead:

Philippians 4:6

by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

  • Turn to God

  • Bring your problem or opportunity to God.

  • Bring it from a place of gratitude.

  • God is good.

  • I don’t deserve this.


Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus

Success does not lead to gratitude, but gratitude is a key ingredient to true success.

Gratitude is not a personality trait. It is a developed habit.

1. Develop a rhythm of rejoicing with Jesus.

The Lord is near. Philippians 4:5

2. Pray regularly giving God your problems and receive his grace.

Get out of the enemy’s camp.

Philippians 3:1-2

Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard for you. Watch out for those dogs, those evildoers, those mutilators of the flesh.

3. Adopt God’s scoreboard.

Philippians 1:6

being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

2 Peter 1:3

His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

4. Develop a prayer team.

a. Not reacting from a gentle spirit

b. Feelings are out of control

c. Mind is out of control

5. Don’t stop until your heart and mind are at peace.

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