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Calm before the storm of opportunity (Lesson 80) 90 day challenge

Quiet seasons don’t necessarily mean calm seasons

Quiet seasons can often stir up mixed emotions of uncertainty, being the opposite of feeling calm or tranquil.

Calmness is that sense of peace

1. There’s food in the fridge

2. The bills are paid

3. Relationships are in harmony

4. There’s a general sense of well-being

However, quiet seasons can unsettle us.

1. We’re not sure how long the food is going to last

2. The bills keep coming

3. Relationships are so quiet they become questionable

4. There’s a general sense of unease

What do we do in quiet seasons when there’s an absence of peace?

We have to take control of our thinking and realign our thoughts with attributes that leads us to opportunity

Have you ever heard of a SWOT analysis?

Strengths

Weaknesses (acknowledge but don’t dwell here)

Opportunity

Threats (acknowledge but don’t dwell here)

For those that have ever done a SWOT analysis of their life or business, it’s very important that we don’t focus too much on the weaknesses and threats. Acknowledge them, but don’t dwell on them.

One of my favourite quotes I’ve heard in the last year is by a very successful business man in his nineties “There is no security in the world, only opportunity” John Stefanelli Senior

Jesus made a profound statement when he was teaching in a society that was under Roman Occupation “Do not worry about what you’re going to eat, drink or wear, these are the thoughts that consume faithless people” Jesus implied that we have a choice what we allow to hover in our mind.

In quiet seasons, it’s a perfect opportunity to think and act on our strengths and prepare for opportunities that will present themselves at the right time to those who are ready.

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”

Don’t fall into the trap during quiet seasons, spinning your thoughts out of control, where things never eventuate , but we get exhausted in the process.

What are you worried about?

It’s time to renew the way we think which will leads us to tranquility, sometimes even in the midst of the storms of life.

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