The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11 NIV).
I was in a rental office today, waiting for the owner to get off the phone so that I can make a few arrangements for an upcoming event. I was viewing the different decorative designs on the wall; I noticed a quote that stated, “when you are looking back, you’re depressed, when you are looking to the future, you’re anxious, when you are in the present, you’re at peace” I choose peace!!!!!! I do not want to live in the past because then I cannot look forward to what God has planned for my life. There’s a big world out there, do not limit yourself fly with eagles, even if you must travel alone. I do not want to ponder to long on a broken heart or self-centered so-called friends. I would rather read a good book, watch a movie or take a long walk. Someone once told me I act like I do not want to be bothered, when discerning foolishness and “I” “me” not “us” people, no I don’t.
Paul wrote in Philippians, forget what is behind. Beloved the great hymn of the church states “yesterday is gone and tomorrow will never be the same, give me the strength to take one day at a time.” I do not want to look far into the future because the Bible reminds me in Matthew, do not worry about tomorrow for each day has enough trouble of its own. We should want to seek peace, it is one of the fruits of the spirit, and Paul reminds us in Corinthians that we do not serve a God of confusion. I encourage you to seek peace in your life if it means that you must remove yourself from certain situations and allow seasons of friendships to be over to maintain the peace in your life because some relationships have expiration dates. Allow God to bless you with his peace. So much can be accomplished in life when there is the peace of God surrounding you. Keep your mind stayed on God, do not allow the enemy to take your peace, the Bible tells us in Philippians and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus, priceless. God Bless.