Stretch Yourself with Lesson 7
Recognize and Replace: Head to Heart Guide
Nothing works like doing the work. Persevere. Work through the issues. Consider these tips on doing the six "R's" from the second part of this lesson.
1) Do the steps with a friend. A friend to talk your struggles/issues over with is invaluable for seeing aspects of a step or steps you may not be taking and for encouraging and helping you to take steps that you may be stumbling over (Ecclesiastes 4:10).
2) Do the steps in any order. You don’t have to do the steps in a lock step manner, but if you are really being stumped it may help to go thoroughly through each one in proper order. Otherwise, skip directly to the step that you seem to need to take at the moment.
3) Just do the steps! Sometimes the steps can be taken in an instant; sometimes they need going over again and again to get the victory and release you desire. Don’t give up: Freedom is worth it (Romans 5:3).
4) Keep your eyes on the Lord—not your footwork. Don’t focus on your sin—focus on the Lord who loves you and wants to deliver you. Keep casting these cares on Him (1 Peter 5:7).
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