Wayne Weekly “Spring Loaded”

Written by on March 21, 2016

 

I saw a television program just a few weeks ago that focused on the precision engineering that goes into spring wound watches. I was fascinated by two things. The first, that there is still a healthy market for spring powered watches, and second, the skill of the artisans that put them together.

 

One of the most interesting segments of the program was the winding of the powerful spring. Those little springs are packed with incredible power. The craftsman that winds and installs them in the “works”, actually has to be very careful that the compressed spring doesn’t get away from him/her. If the coil should break loose and escape its retainer, it could possibly hit the artisans face or even eye and do a surprisingly good amount of damage. Protective eyewear and even face wear may be required by the manufacturer.

 

We can become spring loaded. Tensions can build. Unchecked situations in life build incredible stress. We may feel we’re being wound so tight that were about to explode!

 

So, how do we handle stressful situations? Situations that can come upon us in a moment of time, or those things that build up slowly over a longer period.

 

  1. Avoid stress. Sounds overly simple, but if we know that we are walking into a situation that causes us to be uptight, perhaps we can avoid the situation.

 

  1. Better Time. Realize that most everything can wait for a better time. If you feel hurried, try to make other plans to accomplish the task.

 

  1. Control Factor. Pray for the peace of God (that indeed passes all understanding). God ultimately is in control. Reminding oneself about that helps us to trust the Lord to guide us through whatever we face.

 

I know there are a number of other tips, but for now these three general ones are enough to work on.

 

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”                   Philippians 4:6-7


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