“Yeah right! Keep the peace?…pssst whatever.”
“You don’t know what I’ve been through!”
“Your problems aren’t big enough that’s why you can afford to say that!”
“Peaceful with the coronavirus threatening my finances and health!”
Now hold up! Wait right there. Yes yes, I know what you want to say. I know you’re thinking this is yet another article about sparkly glittery Christianity where everyone is a “good” Christian and never gets into a panic.
Now if you are one of those believers with a steady mind and even steadier unwavering faith then I salute you. No, I applaud you and maybe I am a little jealous….ok I’m really jealous.
When it comes down to it, I fall into the category of believers who get into a frenzy and blow things out of proportion. And yes I do lose my peace more times than I’d like to admit.
I love what Joyce Meyer shares when she says that the enemy knows you better than you know yourself. He has spent years studying you and knows your weaknesses and what makes you lose your peace.
The devil will hardly ever walk up to you and be like ‘Hey, I’d like to play around with your mind a bit and most likely ruin your life in the process’.
That would be too easy. No, he knows your tendencies, weak spots and like a child, he enjoys pushing that big shiny red button over and over again.
If like me you’re tired of this sick little game, let’s go on to the ways we can outwit the enemy.
1) Know your triggers
Not all fears are ungrounded or irrational. What affects you isn’t what affects someone else and that’s all to do with your past and experiences. When you find a particular issue unsettling you more than it should, take note of it. Fear is a red flag that something isn’t right.
2) Pray for wisdom
The Word says if we ask for wisdom on any issue it will be granted unto us. God knows what you need to know in order to deal effectively with your issue. “deep calleth unto deep” God knows your deep issues better than anyone. People can brush you off and take things at face value but God doesn’t.
3) Stay in the Word
The Word of God is His instruction manual on how we can live a victorious life. Meditate upon it, not once a month or once a week but every day. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock” Matthews 7 vs 24-26
4) Share your story
The bible is a book of testimonies yet God did not end there. He is alive and doing mighty acts in each of our lives. When I say mighty, I mean even the things that seem trivial. Share your story with someone. Tell them how you are taking control over fear and offer guidance. You’d be surprised how you can radically change their perspective.
I’ve shared with you…now go do the same. Stay blessed. Stay laughing. Stay victorious.
And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. Revelations 12vs11
Written by Valerie Tendai Chatindo. She is a Scientist, businesswoman and blogger. She blogs at tendyv.wordpress.com. Follow her on twitter @tendy_vchatndo
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