“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
Our sense of peace can be dislodged and replaced by turmoil and confusion before we even realize it. God’s Word puts it simply. In order to have God’s peace in our hearts we must make the choice to let His peace rule there.
As soon as you recognize irritation or turmoil taking over in your spirit, stop! Almost without fail you will find the peace of God gets pushed aside when anything that has “self” as its source surges forward.
• Self-defence in a relationship results in turmoil.
• Self-pity puts you on the slippery slope of discouragement.
• Self-seeking in business, or even ministry, allows a shallowness to creep in that pushes peace aside.
• Self-energy: seeking to live the Christian life in our own strength, leads to defeat.
As long as self is the focus in our thoughts and actions, there is…