Finding Peace In Yourself
I’m sharing this post with you hoping it will possibly touch or help (1) person that may be able to help another with what I’m about to say. I recently had a major surgery on my knee which has sat me down for the last 4 weeks because of the doctor’s orders of non- weight bearing activity for 6 weeks. Being the active and independent man that I am it’s been very hard for me to welcome assistance or even ask for help when I’m in need. The truth of the matter is I have always been this way but never saw it as a negative emotion in my life. The reason I use the word negative emotion is that most of the time I was approached with assistance my response was led by my negative emotion of not being happy with my situation or even myself at times.
During my devotion time, I have come to the conclusion that emotions are feelings on the inside that moves you in a certain direction. I learned that the (E) in Emotions in Latin means “out” or away which tells me that I have authority over my emotions so I can decide which way I’m going to go. Nevertheless, negative emotions move you away from the will of your life and positive emotions move you towards your will in life. However, I still wanted to know how I could control my emotions so that I would provide more of a positive emotional response to others.
The answer is in John 16:33 which states, “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” Breaking this down in the way I gathered understanding is that the Word (bible) gives you peace but the World gives you tribulations (trouble) but be of good cheer because our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ have overcome the world with peace. Not negative emotion but peace.
This seems very simple but it’s not. My plan is to take my medicine (2 scriptures) a day and then rest on them. I’m attacking this just like I would attack my consistency to workout at the same time every day. So, I guess you can say I’m working out my spiritual muscles, I hope this helped someone or even motivated someone to pay more attention to their emotional response to all situations. I’m going to continue this journey of finding peace so that my life and all involved in my life will benefit from my peace which will bring more love, joy, and happiness.
Another cross-reference I found about peace is in John 14:27 it states, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Thanks for Reading.