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Structure in clothing accentuates positives and gives negatives less impact.

Structure with shoes prevents pain and discomfort from immobilizing and stealing energy.

Structure in writing brings clarity and makes ideas more appealing and accessible.

Structure at church provides a comfort level that allows acceptance of some discomfort.

Structure in a home brings the consistency needed to feel safe.

Structure in sports strengthens individuals and teams.

Structure means having a system, a form or a configuration for navigating life.

Structure involves the relationship or organization of component parts of a whole.

Structure arranges individuals parts in an organized fashion.

Structure allows for knowing what to expect and to depend upon, which allows for stability to navigate the unknown and unexpected.

Structure plus simplicity equals a powerful combination for productivity & impact.

Structure, or lack thereof, in a person’s thought life impacts all other areas of life.

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Structure in thinking leads to captive thoughts and renewing of the mind. (2 Corinthians 10:5)

Structure grows and changes and needs periodically assessed in order to prevent a chronically overwhelmed life.

Structure provides an avenue for good ideas to flourish.

Structure helps confidence flourish.

Structure needs vary from person to person and situation to situation.

Structure for talking to God, though not required, can revive a person’s prayer life. (Matthew 6:9-13)

Structure keeps productivity alive when mood & feelings might otherwise kill it.

DISCUSSION:

Structure needs to exist, but how do we create & maintain it?

What struggles do you have with structure? What about successes?

What advice do you have for those struggling with structure (that’s all of us from time to time)?