A Pair of Docs: Activating the Serenity Prayer #1
A Pair-of-Docs: Activating the Serenity Prayer #1
Serenity: the state of being calm, peaceful, and untroubled.
Activating the Serenity Prayer
1. Stop Complaining
Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental, physical, and spiritual health.
Repetitive complaining rewires the brain for negativity.
Be careful of the company you keep, negativity begats negativity.
2. Starve Discouragement
Discouragement can be a stepping stone or a stumbling block.
Fatigue, Frustration, Fear, and Failure can create a hole of discouragement.
When discouragement is a stumbling block. Discouragement steals enthusiasm, lack of enthusiasm steals passion, lack of passion steals empowerment, lack of empowerment leads to passivity, passivity leads to depression.
3. 3. Sever Unwholesome Talk
More than four letter words, unwholesome talk tears others down.
When we talk about people behind their backs, when we speak down to people, when we degrade others with what we say, when we give pat answers to other people’s pain or dismiss their feelings—that’s unwholesome talk.
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
Complaining, Discouragement, and Unwholesome Talk will destroy your serenity