Do you often find yourself feeling frazzled, wishing that you could find a peace for a few moments? Our lives are constantly bombarded with the demands of others. We live in a society where media of all types beckons for our attention. We long for peace but we struggle to find it.
Do you want your home to be peaceful? You have to work to create peace in your home, but it probably is not the kind of work that immediately comes to mind. Creating peace in our lives is not about our work but about allowing God to work and being still before Him.
Philippians 4:6-7 says: Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
The first step to creating peace is to put God in the proper place in your life. If we spend time with Him on a daily basis, reading and studying His Word and sharing our requests with Him, we are on the path to creating peace. We must allow God to be God and to follow the priorities that He sets out for us rather than giving in to the roar of the world that beckons us.
We as women are planners and project managers. We can juggle multiple things at once and make it look easy. We love being in control and being good managers of our lives and our homes, but sometimes our desires for control get in the way of trusting God and allowing Him the control that He desires to have in our lives.
Proverbs 16:9 says: The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. If we understand that God planned our days prior to our birth (Psalm 139:16), then we can rest in the fact that His plan is the one we need to follow. When we willingly follow the plans that God has for our lives, we are on the path to peace.
If you truly want the peace of God in your life, you will need to trust Him and allow Him to be God. You will need to refrain from trying to help Him out by pushing your own agenda. You will need to be still and know that He is God.
About the Writer:
Anna leads the W.E. C.A.R.E. team for the Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Dallas, a widow, a mom, a grandmother and grateful to the Lord for giving her opportunities to share with other women in several ministries through First Baptist Dallas.