Life is a juggling act. And, honestly not all of the balls are always in the air. As we struggle to find time to do this and that trying to keep everything going, we can lose our peace. We can lose sight of the more or most important things in our life.
I’ve lived without peace. And, I must be honest with you. Before I lost it, I took it for granted. It wasn’t something I never really gave much thought about because it was just there.
It wasn’t until I lost peace that I realized how valuable it is. I would say that’s it’s more valuable than riches or gold. You can have everything you’ve ever wanted in life and still be in a state of misery.
Today, I realized that I had given up my peace. Yes, you can give up your peace. We can release our peace.
The question is how do we get it back?
What seems to be the staple of this season for me, good ole Philippians 😊.
As I read Philippians 4:8, I came across this: “… whatever is lovely and brings peace, … think continually on these things.”
As with everything else, peace starts with our thinking! It starts in the mind!
Solution to having peace: change the things we think about
What are the things that give peace?
- Life, health and strength
- In your right mind
- Food, clothing and shelter
- God is fighting for me
- God loves me
Obviously, this is just a very small list.
What are some of the things that give you peace?
Whatever the circumstances in your life, there is always someone who has a worse circumstance than you. Sometimes the weight of living can suck the gratefulness right out of us and makes us “think and feel” as though we have nothing for which to be grateful.
But if you have breath in your body, that’s something for which to be grateful.
Even the things we take for granted are things for which to be grateful: our senses, our limbs.
Find something that gives you peace and think on those things.
Think About What Brings You Peace and Be Blessed
*scripture reference from www.biblegateway.com