Relax, Don't Take Yourself Too Serious

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Are you worrying about what is going on in Nigeria? Worrying about the crisis in the World? Worried because you're still job-hunting? Worried about job security, paying the rent or the mortgage, success, investments (or lack thereof), whether you'll be promoted or not? Have you laughed yet today? Take a break today and laugh. Plan to relax.

The Holy Bible in the book of Proverbs 17:22 said:

A merry heart does good, like medicine. 

When you make merry in your heart by ignoring the problems around you and allowing the Father of creation to be in control, you automatically get healed.

John Maxwell in his book,  A Leader's Heart: 365-Day Devotional Journal gave the following advice on how to relax:
 ''I work with a lot of leaders. And one thing I’ve found is that many times they take themselves much too seriously. Of course, they’re not alone. I meet people in every walk of life who have too much doom and gloom in their attitudes. They simply need to lighten up.

No matter how serious your work is, that’s no reason to take yourself seriously.

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If any person had a reason to take his job and himself seriously, it would be a president of the United States. Yet it’s possible for even people holding that position to maintain their sense of humor and keep their egos in check. For example, when Calvin Coolidge was asked if he was attending the Sesquicentennial Exposition in Philadelphia, the President answered, “Yes.”

“Why are you going, Mr. President?” a reporter asked.

“As an exhibit,” answered the rotund Coolidge.

If you tend to take yourself too seriously, give yourself and everyone else around you a break.

Recognize that laughter breeds resilience.

Laughing is the quickest way to get up and get going again when you’ve been knocked down''.

Therefore, no matter how big the problem look, see the bigger picture by looking unto Jesus Christ the author and finisher of our faith. God is bigger than that problem, Relax.

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There is light on the other side of the tunnel and after the turbulent night, joy await you in the morning if you can let go of whatever negativity occupying your thought.
As Nigeria music star Lagbaja put it ''show me your 36, no matter condition, feyin re'' it means, smile no matter the condition. Always laugh over any unpleasant situation and work a way out by being positive.

Credit: faithgateway,
Excerpted from A Leader's Heart: 365-Day Devotional Journal by John Maxwell

Relax, Don't Take Yourself Too Serious Relax, Don't Take Yourself Too Serious Reviewed by E.A Olatoye on September 06, 2016 Rating: 5

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