Do feel like you are always in conflict with a person or a situation? People just are not living up to your expectations? Do you find yourself always confronting people of their faults? You may be losing your peace on a daily basis, and it just ain’t right! Peace is freely given to us because of the sacrifice of our Lord and savior Jesus. It is a “fruit of the Spirit” that comes when you are baptized in the Holy Spirit.
Jesus promised us peace. In fact it is one of the last promises He made to his leaders the night before He died.
John 14:27 (NLT)
27 “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.
I hope this finds the right person. Here are the 5 things you must stop doing immediately.
All of these have to do with control. Trying to control the un-controllable is a sure fire way to lose your peace.
Focusing on what other’s are doing, or not doing. You have no control of this…. let it go!
Guilt and condemnation. The Lord does not want you to carry the weight or your sin any longer. As Jesus said on the cross just before he died, “it is finished”
Someone offended you. Offense isn’t given, it’s only taken. This is the devils tool. Feelings are not dictator’s but In dictator’s. Never react according to how you may be feeling. Hurting people hurt people. When you switch your perspective, you no longer feel offended, but compassionate.
Letting others control our inner world. Think about the times when you just finished a yoga practice and 60 seconds later you are going beserk thanks to your spouse or your kids or the barking dog. “If only they would act differently.” “It’s all their fault that I’m upset” am I talking to anyone here?? Stop blaming other’s for your lack of peace and your reaction’s to that lack of peace. Own your shit. You will never be FREE until you own your baggage.
Self doubt: In the absence of peace, we have a hard time making decisions, and the power of a clear and undistracted mind recedes in the shadow of constant distraction and the complete loss of certainty. Eventually other things begin to go. Righteousness gives way to guilt, joy withers as anger and resentment take over our soul. Love and forgiveness towards others is replaced by a judging and critical attitude. Our family suffers. Our work is impacted. Our health erodes. Eventually, if we don’t stop the boat and get our peace back a crisis of some kind will force us to stop. Someone else will have to tow us to a marina for extensive repair work. And often what it takes to restore us will require a much longer process than would have been necessary had we bothered to listen to the warning signs when they first cried out for our attention.
Satan loves to push us to the extremes. The enemy wants us to live at the limits of our capacities and make us feel guilty that we aren’t doing “more”. He wants to constantly add things to our lives and calendars until our arms are so full we can’t see clearly and our progress is halted. He is a liar….and when you believe the lie, you empower the liar. Stop making it so easy for him to ruin your peace.
Giving all these things to the Lord in prayer is the answer.
Regaining your peace and never getting robbed of it ever again can be the key to a long, healthy life.
A study was done recently by a large American University to study the habits of Centenarians – people who live past 100 years of age. Looking for common threads of dietary habit, physical exercise, or financial good fortune, the researches came up short. Their study revealed that these remarkable individuals were made up of men and women, smokers and non-smokers, bacon eaters and fast food junkies, believers and even atheists. There were virtually no common health habits in the way we typically think of such things. What they discovered was that the single greatest commonality between those with great longevity was their ability to quickly recover from personal failure, loss, and pain.
The greatest insult we could possibly give to Our Papa would be to refuse to accept the complete freedom from condemnation He purchased on our behalf with the Blood of His Son.
I pray you find and keep your peace. It isn’t other dependent, just like Joy. It is in YOU!
In His love
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