BIASES & BLINDERS THAT LEAD US ASTRAY

BIASES & BLINDERS THAT LEAD US ASTRAY
You’ve probably noticed biases or blinders in other people which they, themselves, seem oblivious to. Of course the nature of bias is that it isn’t as easily recognized and acknowledged in the person who harbors that bias.  

There are a variety of biases and blinders that we could mention here today. However, I recently learned about one in particular, with research demonstrating that in general we as individuals believe we have more restraint than we actually possess -- ultimately leading to poor decision-making.  

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Navigating Personal Temptations

Navigating Personal Temptations
Of course we all have them. We all have Temptations. And of course they tend to come at the least optimal times for us. 

Under Stress
One of those times is when you or I are under a great deal of stress. We can’t always get away from stress of course. But if you’re living in a state of continually high stress it can have a host of negative harmful effects on you. Do you have a plan in place and are you taking the steps to address your high, ongoing stress?


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How to Self-Assess for REAL Authenticity

How to Self-Assess for REAL Authenticity

The word “authenticity” is batted about a lot these days on social media and the like.  It’s not a new thing, however. Back in the day, you might have heard of young folks going off to “find themselves” – or in some of your classes you might have come across the term “self-actualization” which Wikipedia defines the following way:

Self-actualization, in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, is the highest level of psychological development, where personal potential is fully realized after basic bodily and ego needs have been fulfilled. - source: Wikipedia

On the surface, these and other terms might all seem to have the same message - basically to find your interests, talents, and what makes you happy.  Happiness though is a fleeting emotion that is surface-level rather than soul-level. 

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You Be You - with REAL Authenticity!

You Be You - with REAL Authenticity!

So when we talk about authenticity and  living in alignment with our identity, which identity? The old or the new identity in Christ?  This is key when we are making decisions and choosing how we will think about this topic.

 
Ephesians 4:11-13

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

Jesus Christ gave us presents –  Gifts of service to his followers.  
The purpose of these gifts was to serve – Serve who? Building up the body of Christ, which is the worldwide Church consisting of all his followers (and those who are added as time goes by).
There is a process of becoming mature and complete individually and as a whole, worldwide church body.


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Self-Awareness in Balance

Self-Awareness in Balance
Can you embrace self-awareness while avoiding the extremes of becoming either overly self-conscious or totally self-consumed?

How do you respond to the term “self-awareness”?  If you tend to be a reflective person it may have a positive ring. 
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