"To De-catastrophize." That was the remedy a psychologist recommended on a TV program to all those viewers who were anxious because of any number of the world’s nerve-racking or depressing situations. At CLI, we offer troubleshooting as a leadership skill in our programs. Participants learn to anticipate what might go wrong and generate solutions and alternatives. While I’m a pretty decent troubleshooter, I know I am an excellent catastrophizer. It’s a slippery slope between the two. So, what’s the difference? "The spirit and love of Jesus." While it’s easy to catastrophize, I must remind myself that when I do, I remove God from the equation. My lack of trust and acknowledgement of His presence doesn’t limit His power, but it can limit the potential He has given me and those I lead…and that’s the real trouble. Blessings this week as we ask and look for the peace that only He can bring.

by Daniel Cellucci

November 14, 2016

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