The greatest labor shortage is a lack of peacemakers

Rather than
Choosing between
Fight or flight,
Peacemakers search
For fresh insight.

Peacemakers wake people up to harmony. Troublemakers leave a wake of misery behind them. Peace begins when people refuse to cooperate with evil.

When troublemakers abound, peace makers are desperately needed. It takes more courage to be a peacemaker than a troublemaker. Be courageous! Peacemakers are calming and disarming.

The world prioritizes war over peace. There are many millions more professional warriors than there are professional peacemakers.

Peacemakers compassionately listen to people without interrupting or insulting them. A peacemaker’s goal is to connect heart-to-heart with people in a way that awakens their conscience and compassion. To connect heart-to-heart with people, you need to have a heart-to-hear-them.

Peacemakers don’t compromise with evil, but overcome it with compassion, kindness, honesty, humility, and noncooperation. Peace makers don’t always succeed, but then again, neither do troublemakers.

There’s so much conflict in the world, that true peacemakers never get bored and never run out of something to do. The greatest labor shortage is a lack of peacemakers.

A peacemaker thinks thoughts that create inner peace and speaks words that cause peace in those who hear them. Peacemakers aren’t passive. They courageously create ways to cutdown conflict without copying or mirroring it.

A hardhearted world is an evil and chaotic world. Soldiers who attack civilians when ordered to do so are cowards.

Christians are supposed to be peacemakers. Insults, hostility, violence, war: Christians should be deterrents to all those things, not participants in them.

Too many Christians are focused on self-service instead of on serving the risen Jesus. The more people are led by their feelings, opinions, pride, and desires, the less they are led by Jesus (no matter how religious they are).

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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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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