There is nothing that l admire more in a child of God than a peaceful spirit, just a calm lover of God. There are too many miserable christians out there. There is need for constant seeking peace , peace with God, peace with ourselves and peace with others.
I must admit that at times l too allow myself to lose peace over the smallest things. As long as you don’t confront issues in your life that frustrate you those things will always have a hold on you.
As for me l recognised that there are constant culprits , that steal my peace. Having to wait a long time for something is one of them, not seeing progress also gets to me and sometimes l allow words and attitudes of people towards me to take away my peace.
On reading 👇🏾ISAIAH 26:3) there are three key areas that l needed to work on, hopefully you will learn from them too🙂
The number one peace stealer is
1️⃣Losing focus, Hence focusing on circumstances, feelings, people rather than focusing on God. I am reminded of how Peter began to sink when He took His eyes off Jesus.
“But when he saw [the effects of] the wind, he was frightened, and he began to sink, and he cried out, “Lord, save me!” . MATTHEW 14:30
Lesson, Keep your mind on God, on what He wants you to do, on who He says you are.
3️⃣ Wavering in your trust in God Whenever l start to waver in my confidence and trust in God, l lose my peace. When l start relying on my own understanding of things l lose peace.
Trusting in God means that you rely in Him, whatever may come your way you know you have someone to run to. Knowing confidently that God is a refuge and He will never let you down.
💥How to maintain peace
✅Stay focused on God rather than your circumstances, Put it into practice and let it be a habit.
✅Never compare yourself, invest in knowing the value that you bring, your uniqueness, fight insecurity.
✅Lean not on your understanding, Train your heart, mind and soul to trust in God. Remember the faithfulness of God, you are alive today because of his grace and faithfulness to you.
What are some of your peace stealers?
God promises perfect and constant peace to those who keep their minds focused on Him.
Much love ♥️