Under pressure, do you keep your composure? Competitors know how to maintain their composure. They recognize the triggers that can set them off and know how to handle them. In addition, competitors practice restraint. They take a step back sometimes just to understand the situation, so they can exercise better judgment.
1. When is the last time you lost your composure?
Sure, it can be a difficult thing to keep your composure in tough situations. But when we do, we can see things more positively and react with less emotion. In fact, when we work on mastering our emotions, we improve overall mental health.
Think about people in the Bible who kept their composure in what many would call impossible situations. These people kept their composure for God. They knew he was stronger than any obstacle or evil that might get thrown their way.
When the Egyptians were approaching Moses and the Israelites, he didn’t break down and give up. Daniel stayed calm when he was thrown into the lion’s den. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, kept their composure after they were forced into the furnace. Every single one of them maintained their composure and saw miracles afterward.
So how do we maintain our spiritual composure? By becoming confident in Jesus Christ and His message. Because His message is undefiled, it is perfect. Psalm 12:6 says, “And the words of the Lord are flawless, like silver purified in a crucible, like gold refined seven times.”
Chronicles tells us to seek His “presence continually.” The more we seek His presence, the greater our spiritual composure for Jesus becomes. And the better our composure for God is, the easier it will be to keep our calm in situations where most of the world would fold under pressure.
1. Write down one way you can have better composure in your life.
2. Commit Psalm 12:6 to memory.