Week 3 – Peace – The habit that calms relationships
These four keys will open the door to peace of mind. Isaiah 26:3-4 “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you. Trust in the Lord always for the Lord God is the eternal rock”
1. Make a decision that worry is an enemy that you can and you will control in your life. Philippians 4:6 “Be anxious for nothing” We can control the issue of worry in our life if we choose to do so. The Bible presents worry as a learned behavior which can also be unlearned.
2. Begin to pray about everything. If it is big enough to worry about it is big enough to pray about. 1 Peter 5:7 “Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you” Worry destroys your system from the inside and out. Stop it.
3. Develop a thankful attitude. Start thanking God for everything good and for every difficult situation that comes to your life. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 “Give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” Having a grateful attitude actually increases your immunities. Gratitude will allow you to get the focus off of your problems and puts more focus on the benefits in our life. The end result will be a lower stress level and more peace of mind.
4. Discipline your mind about what you will allow it do dwell on. Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever it pure, whatever it lovely, what ever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything is worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things”. Use these descriptive words as 8 filters for what you will allow your mind to dwell on.