You want to be at peace? Then your solution is simple. Don't go to war.
Even Jesus said in Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Jesus was telling His followers that if they would help others reconcile their relationship with God they would actually be introducing peace to them.
Paul talks about our interpersonal relationships in Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Or if at all possible, don't go to war with someone else.
Obviously, every relationship isn't perfect. There are going to be disagreements and S ometimes you just have to agree to disagree. Sometimes when injustices have been made, you have to stand up for what you believe in. So here are a few guidelines that might help you on your path to peace.
- If you're going to war for selfish reasons, you're doing it for the wrong reason. You'll end up looking like a three year old fighting for toys in a sandbox.
- If someone offends you ask yourself why they are doing it? Many times the answer to that question will present to you a different resolution other than going to war.
- If you want to be at peace, do something peaceful.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, I want to live in peace today. AMEN