As The Christ during his human life on earth, Jesus was a fighter.  He got into the faces of the Jewish leaders with aplomb.  How did he do it?  He simply reframed the various events in His ministry as great opportunities with a future in mind.  He caused his own stress that angered the Jewish leaders:  He made claims about himself, he threatened the Jewish religious system and their way of life, and he disrespected their traditions.  Jesus framed these events as great opportunities to advance His Kingdom and the future salvation of the world which gave him confidence in the face of grave danger.  How do we use this device?  When faced with ‘fight or flight’ and a worthwhile endeavor, reframe the stressful event as our own great opportunity for our future.

Fight or Flight

Rev. Dr. Craig A. Brewick, Christian Hope Counseling
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Citrus Heights, CA 95621
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