I admit, when I began this journey, I wasn’t really sure I needed to be studying how to have less stress in my life. I didn’t feel stressed. But over the last 12 weeks, thanks to the Tracie Miles, the Online Bible Studies leaders, and especially the Holy Spirit, I have recognized that I have been missing out on a peace that only God can give. My spirit was stressed because I wasn’t living the “number one key to the stressed-less life”. I wasn’t keeping my heart in step with Jesus, and, truly, that is the answer to everything isn’t it?
The good news is that Jesus is with us–even when we aren’t paying attention. That means that at any given time we can stop and refocus on Him. Sometimes I have to do that frequently throughout the day. I am thankful that He has surrounded me with friends that remind me to do this. Sometimes it is through their actions; sometimes it is because of a wise word; others it is just because they were close. Many of those friends have become friends because of these Bible studies.
Ladies, just because this study is coming to an end, don’t let go of the things you have gained from it. Keep those Bible verses fresh in your mind–you can find many of them on our Pinterest page. Stay in God’s word–it really is our only lifeline; not only to peace, but to a life of meaning. I think my biggest take away from this study is “if the devil can’t hinder our relationship with God by making us immoral, he’ll simply make us to busy”. Don’t be too busy to spend time with Him. Don’t be too busy to see the beauty He has surrounded you with. Don’t be too busy to cultivate the relationships He has blessed you with. And don’t be to busy to share Him with others.
This isn’t goodbye, just a “see you soon”. We will all be back for our next study, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God, beginning July 28th, and we hope you will be too!
Would you like someone to pray with you? Share your prayer in the comments section and a member of the Proverbs 31 Online Bible Studies with Melissa Taylor team will lift you up in prayer. We love to rejoice with you, as well, so feel free to share praises with us too!