“…everything can be taken from a man butone thing: the last of the human freedoms –to choose one’s attitude in any given set ofcircumstances, to choose one’s own way.” -Viktor Frankl
1. Remember that there is nothing that can happen to you that hasn’t happened to millions of others.2. Remind yourself that as a human being you run the risk of this kind of thing happening.3. Remember there are people who became great facing what you now face.4. Say, “I don’t know how I’m going to handle this, but I can.”
For the thing that I fear comes upon me, and what I dread befalls me. Job 3:25 (ESV)
1. I will NOT choose FEAR or WORRY2. I CAN choose to do God’s will, no matter what’s happening around me & how others choose to respond.
"Now therefore fear the LORD and serve him insincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the godsthat your fathers served beyond the River and inEgypt, and serve the LORD. And if it is evil in youreyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whomyou will serve, whether the gods your fathersserved in the region beyond the River, or the godsof the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But asfor me and my house, we will serve the LORD.“ Joshua 24:14-15 (ESV)
1. I will NOT choose FEAR or WORRY2. I CAN choose to do God’s will, no matter what’s happening around me & how others choose to respond.3. The right choices set the right course for my life.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever ishonorable, whatever is just, whatever ispure, whatever is lovely, whatever iscommendable, if there is any excellence, ifthere is anything worthy of praise, think aboutthese things. What you have learned andreceived and heard and seen in me—practicethese things, and the God of peace will bewith you. Philippians 4:8-9 (ESV)
I know how to be brought low, and I knowhow to abound. In any and everycircumstance, I have learned the secret offacing plenty and hunger, abundance andneed. I can do all things through him whostrengthens me. Philippians 4:12-13 (ESV)