Do you feel at peace?
Do you feel that you have calm in the storm you are facing right now?
Do you feel anchored and able to face all the things coming at you?
Do you feel that you have the tools you need to deal with the situations in your life?
Are you confident that you can handle any situation with peace?
I recently wrote a series about maintaining your peace and calm in the midst of life’s chaos.
I am the first to admit that I have not entirely mastered this topic, but I have made significant headway based on the methods I wrote about in these posts.
Now, when I lose my cool, I have the tools I need to look introspectively, observe my behavior and motivation, and adjust my behavior in the future.
The strength that comes from being peaceful is not something we normally think about.
We normally think that loud is strong –not quiet.
Never assume that loud is strong and quiet is weak.
Peace is within our grasp: it is what we are called to.
The following are the posts in the series I wrote about getting to a place of peace. If you find yourself without peace, yelling, stressing, constantly running trying to get everything done, take some time to read these.
Peace is possible.
Here are the posts in this series.
God has called us to peace….Peace Day Challenge, Part 1: We are Called to Peace
My testimony about learning to live in peace in spite of chronic health issues….Peace Day Challenge, Part 2: Even If the Healing Never Comes: Choosing Contentment
Verses to remind us to live in peace….Peace Day Challenge, Part 3: Scriptures Verses About Living in Peace
This is my challenge to you to spend one day in peace according to my conditions and see if it doesn’t make a difference in your life….Peace Day Challenge, Part 4: The Actual Peace Day Challenge
An example in my life of struggling to learn to be peaceful…..Peace Day Challenge, Part 5: Yes, I Still Lose My Cool Sometimes
This is how I use my peace day experiences to make my regular days function better….Peace Day Challenge, Part 6: Peace Day Challenge Reflections
Here are a few things I have learned from my Peace Day reflections:
1. Eat first when making dinner. Seriously. If you lose your temper while making dinner, try eating a high protein snack before starting. It will help you maintain your peace.
2. When you are in pain, do not try to correct your children. You will end up yelling at them. Ask your husband to do it or deal with it later.
3. If you hurt when you get home from the grocery store, wait until tomorrow to put non-perishables away. It won’t matter if the grocery bags sit on the floor for a day or two. If you’re in pain and push yourself, you will be impatient and unkind.
4. If you are stressed out, order pizza or go get a rotisserie chicken. It will give you time to relax and isn’t that expensive. Trying to make dinner when you are already stressed out will not help you maintain a peaceful existence.
5. On days when you don’t feel well, skip homeschool classes that require your help. It will use up all your limited energy and then you won’t have the energy for dinner or taking care of your family.
6. Get off social media when it is making you grumpy. You will transfer that to your interaction with your family. If you are grumpy, focus on God’s goodness instead of social media nastiness.
Those are just a few adjustments I have made to how I handle my life as a result of focusing on peace.
It is my prayer that this concept will be a blessing to those who read about it and bring peace to the homes of many families.
You can have peace in your house, mamas.
Take the Peace Day challenge!
Jesus wants you to be at peace.