When stress hits, we all react with an F word. Flight, Fight or Freeze. These instincts are there to help protect us from physical and emotional harm. Our Flight instinct protects us by getting us away from harm and to safety. But we have to know where safety really is or we can be running to things that harm us even more over and over again in an endless cycle. Faith allows us to see where we really should be running to. This session we will be learning more about faith and how applying it to our flight instinct drastically changes our focus.
Everyone loves a fighter! Our Fight instinct is what helps us to stand up against the opposition. But are we fighting the wrong battles? Sometimes our fight instinct has us feeling we are always in a fight needing to always keep our guard up. The problem is, this constant guard keeps out help, love and encouragement as well. In this session, we will learn how faith is the key to victory over life’s greatest battles. Applying faith to our fight will help us rely on God strength and break from the cycle of the constant battle.
The most interesting and powerful of our F-word instincts is Freeze. While Flight and Fight prompt action, Freeze prompts a non-action. When the Enemy’s F-word of Fear is applied to this, we can become completely paralyzed. It's in these times when understanding faith is so crucial. In this session, we will learn about what to do when you don’t know what to do and how applying Faith to our Freeze instinct helps us in even the most traumatic moments of life.
The key to breaking our cycles that keep us from moving forward into God’s plan for us is understanding the difference between reacting vs responding. As we learn more about ourselves and how we react to stress we can learn how to respond with faith and began to break the chains that bind us. In this session, we will wrap up our series with understanding how God has responded to our stresses and challenges and how faith is the key to receiving it.