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What triggers you?

Posted: 2021-09-24
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Life is full of events that trigger something in us. Often people focus on negative things out of our control that trigger negative responses in us, but I want to encourage you that we have the power to create positive, Godly triggers in our life that lead to us giving our best to God, our families, and our friends. As lifestyles have changed with remote work and staying at home more common, it’s even more important that we are intentionally creating triggers that point us to God and out of our own bubbles.

Here are a couple of triggers you can create in your daily life.

Turn your thoughts into triggers to pray.

Philippians 1:3-4
Every time I think of you, I give thanks to my God. 4 Whenever I pray, I make my requests for all of you with joy

If something keeps coming to your mind, then pray about it. It doesn’t have to be long, but as you continue to pray for things as they come to your mind you’ll find the amount of time you spend praying throughout the day will grow and so will your connection with God.

Make gates or doorways triggers for thankfulness and joy.

Psalm 100:4
Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name.

You don’t have to carry negativity from one place to the next. If a taxi cut you off in your commute, don’t bring that frustration into work. If work was stressful, don’t bring that stress and give it to your family when you come home. Use the physical doors in life to trigger you to let go of frustration, be thankful to God for what you have, and then enter with joy to give your best to your family/co-workers/friends.

And if you are doing remote work, why not set a time at the end of day to be a trigger to go outside, take a walk for even just 5mins to pray and be thankful, then come back inside. Leave work at work so you can give your best to your personal time.

Make reading the bible a trigger to give your day to God.

Matthew 4:4
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ ”

We don’t encourage you to read the bible everyday to check it off your homework list, we encourage it because God wants to speak to you and work in you today. Set a time when you’re at your best to read the bible, ask God to speak to you about what you read, write it down, and then give your day to God. Not everyday is going to be a great day, but God can make any day great.

What else in your daily life can you make a trigger that points you to God? We would love to hear your thoughts too!

You may have seen in the last week that as Lifehouse we are partnering with ACCI World Missions and a Pakistan -based organization working with Afghanis in distressed conditions coming across the border. Already over $10,000USD has been raised and is being sent towards this crisis relief. If you would like to learn more about this work or give towards it, please visit https://mylifehouse.com/afghanistan/.

Have a great weekend, we hope to see you in Connect Groups and in the chat of one of our online services (our 11:30am service always has local content and interaction from 11:15am).

Fletcher & Yuumi

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