How To Confront a Crisis by Rick Warren (I loved this article from Rick Warren and wanted to share it with you)
Recently, a woman in Florida won $17,000,000 in a lottery. She called home to her live-in boyfriend and said, “I’ve just won the lottery! Start packing!” Her boyfriend replied, “That’s fantastic! Should I pack for warm or cold weather?” She said without emotion, “I don’t care – just as long as you are out of the house by the time, I get home!” That man had a crisis!
Unexpected crises are a part of life. At this moment you are in one of three phases: Either you just got out of a crisis… or you’re in a crisis right now… or you’re headed into a crisis.
First, Determine the Reason. Ask yourself: “What is really the reason behind this crisis?” The reason is often deeper than what appears on the surface.
Second, Determine the Result. Ask: “What can I learn from this?” Every crisis is an opportunity to enlarge my perspective, sharpen my skills, and develop my character.
Third, Determine my Response. Ask: “What is the best way to respond to this?” Regardless of what else you do; your response should include 3 elements: 1. Confront the problem. 2. Confess your part. (If any) If you brought this crisis on yourself, admit it, and ask forgiveness. Don’t make excuses and don’t blame others. 3. Claim a promise. Did you know there are over 7,000 promises of God to help you in the Bible? RW
Folks, we will continue our series on prayer today. I hope that all our prayer lives are growing stronger. Please keep praying about the purchase of our new church property and building. Things are progressing fast. After the service I will bring you up to date. Next Sunday is Heritage Sunday. I hope you will take part and bring food and a friend. Cindy will give us more information about this. Please get an extra copy of the Mature Living and a Daily Bread and give it to a FRAN (Friend Relative Acquaintance Neighbor)
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How can I join Country Fellowship Church? Go to the Welcome Table, fill out a Green Sheet, and drop it in the bucket. Pastor Charles (That’s Me) will follow up with you with a phone call.