When you are facing a struggle, stay in peace

We all get worried, frustrated and confused in life probably more then we want to admit; however, the key to feeling safe and in harmony is to stay in a state of peace. The storms of life come to every person but we still can feel peaceful in the storm as long as we don't let the storm get in us. In other words, don't let the struggle overtake you on the inside. It can be all around you but you don't have to allow all the doubt on the outside to get in the inside.

Don't be controlled by your circumstances---be stable and don't get caught up in the struggle. I always suggest to people to become the observer of situations in life, not the participant. When you are at peace, that means that you are in control of the battle that forms in your mind. If there is one thing that I have grown to realize in my life it is that if I haven't gotten the promotion or wasn't acknowledged for my work, I try not to take it personally. I have come to understand there is a better opportunity waiting for me and I need to release the outcome because I know that God has a better plan for me.

In the last two months specifically, I have been confronted with numerous challenging situations. Each time a conflict or unnerving challenge or rejection appeared in front of me, I stayed calm, focused and believing that God was about to show me a better way and sure enough that is exactly what happened. Everything fell into place and people or circumstances were presented to me that worked out perfectly. There is a saying in the Bible that states: "The battle is the Lords and the Victory is mine-hosanna hosanna hosanna." I first heard those words in a song and they have always stuck with me. I say them often. Just think about it for a moment, all the times that you are worrying about your circumstances, you are weakening your immune system and when your immune system becomes threatened, you are more susceptible to sickness and disease.

Joel Olsten, the minister and author said: "Worry is like a rocking chair--- you are always moving but never going anyplace." We get so caught up with our problems and challenges that we set ourselves on a self-destructing course. It is important to learn this valuable lesson for living in peace of mind, body and spirit really sets you free to focus and stay on course. Do not allow your business and/or your personal life's stressful situations to get inside of you---or you will start to weaken your immune system, which will ultimately weaken your health. Don't let your trouble get to you or it will destroy your joy and wipe out any chance of experiencing inner peace.

Chaos happens confusion happens discord happens and there will be times when everything is out of control---but just like the eye of the storm in the midst of the difficulty, you can find calm and balance. Remember that the battle is the Lords and the victory is yours so let God be in control and trust and believe in His ability. Peace is not the absence of trouble---peace is knowing God is there with you and will protect you even in the face of your problems. In life, on the surface---something is always going on---problems appear, difficulties arise but in quietness and calmness you will discover your strength that is when you are able to stay grounded focused and sure footed. The only thing that you can control is your attitude and behavior. Life can be peaceful if and when you learn to go down into the depths of your soul and breath deeply as you say: "this too shall pass."

I know your life will get better and improve for you when you learn to calm down, stay in peace and agree to to hand over your battles to the Lord. "The battle is the Lords and the Victory is mine---hosenna hosenna hosenna." These words help me and I know they will help you too.

Joan Marie Ambrose

Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
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