Inner peace — a beautiful release that makes anxiety cease

Without peace of mind, life will always seem unkind. Anxiety will make you feel like a victim instead of an overcomer. If you continually welcome thoughts and feelings that disturb your inner peace, anxiety will be your way of life.

Distraction from anxiety is nice, but genuine peace of mind greatly surpasses it. Inner peace is a beautiful release from mental torment that makes anxiety cease.

Some people embrace anxiety and destroy their inner peace. Life’s better when we embrace inner peace and drive out our anxiety. Beware of the disturbers of your peace. Avoid things like: anger, fear, worry, bitterness, hostility, and/or resentment. Learning not to take offense is a key to inner peace.

Inner peace isn’t obtained by passivity, but by intentionally pursuing hope and by opposing the thoughts and feelings that try to disrupt it. Politicians like to say they’ll “fight” for you, but if you want real victory fight for yourself and overcome the theft of your inner peace.

To recognize and appreciate the beauty of life is the beginning of inner peace. Thoughts and behaviors that diminish your inner peace are probably best avoided. To resist and refute the disturbers of your inner peace is a key to contentment.

The more you resist the disturbers of inner peace and expel them from your mind and heart, the more room you make for “Christ in you.” Jesus spoke and calmed a storm on the Sea of Galilee. Hearing His voice speak in your heart can calm your storm and give you peace.

It’s very hard to be consistently happy without peace of mind. Jesus said, “My peace I give you.” It’s the best gift in the world.

Practice preemptive peace. Cultivate peace in your own heart, even when living in hostile, angry, and violent times. Peace isn’t freedom from disagreements or disputes, but maintaining respect and kindness in the midst of them. Peacemakers have learned how to maintain harmonious relationships, even when there’s open disagreement.

Peace is when conflict is handled with kindness, instead of by hostility, hatred, or violence. It’s not just the absence of conflict, but also the presence of fairness and respect for human rights.

When we work for what we want by helping people instead of by insulting or harming them, the world will be closer to peace. Lasting peace involves forgiveness, because without out it, new conflict can break out at any moment.

For more about inner peace, go to: https://www.amazon.com/Joy-Early-Christianity-Steve-Simms/dp/1689381213/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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