I want to give you a piece of my mind!
Ever heard that before?
It’s typically not good after someone says this to you.
A lot of people want to give someone a piece of their mind. What does that even mean? General understanding is you want to scream at someone, tell someone what they are doing wrong, tell someone why they are aggravating, etc.
Many of us thoroughly enjoy giving someone a piece of our mind. Why? Because we are a conflict society. We almost embrace conflict in today’s world.
“Be still and know,” has seemingly become a thing of the past. “Get going and be frustrated,” has become the norm. (That’s not in Scrupture by the way).
We say we want peace. We claim we want peace but what are we doing about that?
What are we doing to really bring about this peace? Peace in our hearts, peace of mind, peace with others? Yes, we have started talking about a different “peace.”
Jesus said in Matthew, “blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” That statement implies action on our part. Would it be nice if God just did everything and we just sit back, no action needed? Sure it could be. That’s not how it is.
Romans 12:17-18, and 21 says, “Do not repay evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone…Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Too many of us do not experience the peace of God because we are too caught up in the conflict of the world. We could be much more blessed. Much more at peace. If we really desire it, we must take action.
Being a peacemaker is our responsibility. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Therefore, He gives us the tools we need. He gives us the opportunities to display his forgiveness, love, grace. If we only do it, we would come closer to knowing this peace.
It’s entirely up to you. What will you do? Will you continue to dwell in the confusion and chaos of worrying about the problems of the world? Or will you be at peace knowing you have the person with the answer’s name? Will you watch the news, see all the conflict and stress over the conflicts? Or will you do what you can, taking every opportunity to do good to others?
Show peace. Be a living example of the peace God offers us. Know peace. Live in peace.