There was a time in my life when I thought that stress was a good thing. It seemed normal to me. Now, when I get tense, I realize it is because circumstances are putting pressure on me that moves me away from a desired outcome.
Since my main objective has become living in the conscious awareness of God’s presence, nothing can turn me away from the Lord except a misdirected desire to do something without Him.
Now I am able to fellowship with Him continually, by walking in the light, and I no longer experience stress as a normal part of my life.
I pray that God will help me use any negative attitude as a reminder that I am entertaining goals and desires that are moving me away from the awareness of His presence.