Live At Peace
“If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.”Romans 12:18 NIV
It was a year ago when I started this journey. Well I say it was a year ago, but really I started this journey many years ago, but last year God put a name on it for me. I have always wanted to be more like Christ to do his will for my life. But what does that mean? What does it mean to be more like Christ? I would like to say that I came up with this myself, that I am that smart, but I'm not. God showed me that to be more like Christ, we have to live the way that he lived. Taking the qualities from the bible that would help us be more like him. This is something that we would have to and practice everyday, 365 days a year, 52 weeks a year, we will Live Out what we need to be more like Christ. Living Out 52.
As far as it depends on you, Live at Peace with everyone! If there is one thing I truly value its Living at Peace with people. Knowing that everything doesn't have to be ok or perfect, but that you can still live at peace with everyone. Now I will tell you that Living at Peace will take you out of your comfort zone, it will make you have to step out in a way that may make you uncomfortable. But God didn't call us to a life of comfort, he called us to be different, he called us to stand out. And Living at Peace in a world where people yell to make themselves heard, where they speak their mind not caring who it may hurt. God has called up to live at peace with everyone. I love that it says, 'as far as it depends on you,' because God understands that we may want peace with someone but they may not want to same with us. But he calls us to try to step out of our comfort zone and do what Christ would do, Live At Peace.
When I started this journey I did just that, I reached out and I have to admit that I had someone who did not respond well. They were not ready and that's ok, because it is as far as it depends on me. Since then that has changed and I have to say that I'm so happy that I made the choice to reach out. You will never regret trying, no one ever said on their dead bed, 'I wish I wouldn't have tried to have peace with the people in my life.' But you may regret not trying, and as someone who is Living At Peace with everyone in my life at this time. It is a feeling that you can't explain. To know that you have done all you can do to Live out this ONE thing. This is something that you can do, think about the people in your life that you need to live at peace with, write them down. Then pray over them, pray that God will give you the wisdom to know what to say, and that will be able to receive you. Then you will need to take that step, it will be a hard step, but I feel it's an important one. Now it may not go the way you want it to go, know that it may bring up pass feelings or pain. These are things you will need to be ready for, but don't fear them, just know it is a possibility. This will not be easy my friend but it is doable. So join me as we are Living Out 52, starting with Live At Peace.
Live At Peace - Video from 2017