Lately I’ve been talking a lot about peace. Peace is life without worry, life without stress, life with joy and happiness. There are different things in this world that will stifle your peace if you allow it to, including some relationships, material things, jobs and even other tangible things. The question is how far are you willing to go to protect your peace?
Are you willing to let go of the thing(s) that is taking away your peace? For years I tried to balance my peace with the very thing that was working to destroy it. I realized that it was impossible to do after each year feeling the same way I felt the previous year. Tired, stressed, depressed and no excitement for life. I thought to myself, I always imagined life would be better than this after I did what I was supposed to do for myself such as making good grades in high school, attending college, etc. I found out that attributing my value to my accomplishments and livelihood would always be a downward spiral.
I needed more. There was an empty space on the inside of me. I decided to begin asking God to help me to reach a place of peace and state of rest. After praying and fasting he revealed to me what I needed to do. His answer was to stop carrying things that were too heavy for me. I knew then that I had to let go of some things that continued to jeopardize my peace. This is when I truly started to live again. I can look back and be grateful for everything I went through to make it to this place. You cannot fully appreciate peace if you haven’t experienced chaos.
Life is not a fairytale, however you have the keys you need to obtain peace. Seek God and his guidance will lead you to still waters.
I hope this blesses you.
I'm an East Carolina University alumna. I have experience in journalism, law, radio broadcasting, television production and teaching. My goal is to make a difference in the world through media and motivational speaking.