How to Enjoy Peace of mind.

The Power of Peace
by Joyce Meyer
Having an attitude of peace and
calm is priceless. It’s an attitude
that says, “I’m trusting God,” and it
speaks powerfully to people. But it
takes time, focus and the grace of
God to be consistently peaceful.
One way to develop consistent peace
is to learn to live “in the now.” We
can spend a lot of time thinking
about the past or wondering what
the future holds…but we can’t
accomplish anything unless our
mind is focused on today.
The Bible tells us that God gives us
grace for each day that we live. I
believe that grace is the power,
enablement or energy to do what we
need to do—and He gives it
generously, as we need it.
We need to make a decision every
morning to say, “God has given me
today. I will rejoice and be glad in
it.”
The Real Source of Stress
Too often our stress level is tied up
in our circumstances. You could be
stressed because you’re always busy
or you’re struggling financially or
because you’re not getting along
with someone you love.
It could be a number of things, but
what’s interesting is that these
situations are not the cause of your
stress. Stress is really caused by
your reaction to each situation.
“ We don’t have to work at trying to
get rid of every stressful situation.
We need to learn how to embrace
peace. ”
See, we’re always trying to get rid of
everything that bothers us. But the
Bible says that in the world there
will be tribulation. That’s why Jesus
said, “Cheer up, I have overcome
the world.”
We don’t have to work at trying to
get rid of every stressful situation.
We need to learn how to embrace
peace.
7 Ways to Practice Peace
I believe that one of the keys to
maintaining peace in your life is to
take small steps toward peace every
day. Here are a few tips for having a
more peaceful lifestyle.
1. Be selective with how you spend
your time. You may be trying to do
too many things and end up doing
none of them well. Hurrying is trying
to do more than the Holy Spirit is
leading you to do. Be led by the
Spirit.
2. Be prepared to say no nicely.
Sometimes we take on things we
know we shouldn’t, just because
we’re uncomfortable saying no. If
you feel this pressure, ask God to
put your spirit at rest and give you
loving words to speak that will take
away the unnecessary awkwardness
of saying no .
3. Resist the spirit of
procrastination. It’s the attitude
that says I’m going to sit here and
wait until I feel like doing what I
need to do. But God’s Word tells us
to exercise self-discipline. Do what
you need to do now so you can fully
enjoy your times of rest.
4. Eliminate key distractions. If you
know you are easily distracted, set
some guidelines for yourself. Don’t
let them keep you up late at night
so you oversleep the next morning
and end up setting yourself up for a
hurried, stressful day.
5. Set appropriate boundaries for
interruptions. Life is full of
interruptions, but we can learn to
set boundaries that help us manage
them in healthy ways. Schedule
times when you are “off-limits.” Let
your calls go to voicemail, turn off
your email, and decide to get back to
people after your “off-limits” time is
over. Trust the Holy Spirit to tell you
when there is a true emergency.
6. Modify your life. Ask God to
show you “out-of-the-box” ways to
save time and trouble. For instance,
when I don’t have time to do the
dishes, I use paper plates. And if
I’m having a birthday party for one
of my kids and don’t have time to
make a meal, we just have cake and
ice cream.
7. Listen for the Holy Spirit. If you
can see that your plan is not
producing peace, go back to God;
pray for peace and for wisdom to
make changes that will benefit your
life.
If you can learn to trust God “in the
now,” receive His grace as you need
it, and you can become a truly
peaceful person. Now that’s
powerful!

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