As others tend to celebrate with a party to bring in the new year, I tend to become a bit more pensive, and reflective.
In the beginning of each New Year I reflect on what word God would have me hold in my heart.
When I was decorating this year, I nonchalantly said, “I wonder what my word for this year will be?”
Immediately the word PEACE came to mind.
I actually sloughed it off as a sort of Type-o that God had made!
With each passing day the word PEACE continued to come to me.
This felt somewhat of an odd word to me since I had no thought, or feeling about this particular word. It was a word that I associated with conflict between people and nations.
I am not having any conflict with anyone, that I know of, so how would I apply the word PEACE in this upcoming New Year?
The reality was, it was not that kind of PEACE I was to think about, it was the inner peace that comes with giving it ALL to God.
Yes, it boiled back to the Control issue!! You all know what I am talking about. If you are a human being you have probably had some control issues in your life.
True PEACE can only come from God, and I know this in my heart, it is my mind that I struggle with.
It is a way of thinking, and living that PEACE will come to us.
Personally I am just like any other person, and I struggle with wanting to control, and fix what I deem as a problem in my life.
I am learning it is NOT mine to fix, but it is mine to learn from, and God will fix it once I learn the lesson I am suppose to learn.
Since the true meaning of PEACE in my life has not been at the forefront of my mind in the past, I guess this year it will be.
I think I am going to learn some very important lessons along the way.
I copied a few quotes about PEACE that really spoke to me that I would like to share with you all……
I need to change the way I think and process!
My soul is where God resides. I must go there instead of into my own mind.
I think this year is going to be a retraining of my mind!
Fear will always rob me of PEACE!
A beautiful prayer that I need to say during those moments of despair, and fear.
My prayer for YOU, my dear readers, as well as for myself……