Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Still the waves


Picture of Child standing at a peaceful beach“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you.” Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)

Peace is a farfetched virtue in today’s world where the keyword is swift. We pride ourselves on our high-paced, technologically advanced lifestyle, which, in itself, has great positive effects. But as with anything, there are downsides. In attempting to keep up with this fast-forward world, we’ve lost the art of living at peace.

Many of us are troubled by our very existence. We want everything in our life to happen at the speed of light; patience has become elusive. So because of its breathtaking speed, living comes with new troubles like increased cases of high blood pressure simply because our heart rate struggles to keep up with the rushing blur of our rapid fire impeccable world. So, if you can, slow down long enough to read the next few lines: God will keep in perfect peace all those who have chosen to keep their thoughts fixed on Him. In God’s loving care, he’s made provision for all our needs and he wants us to trust him. Keep your thoughts fixed on him and his word. He promises you a peace that surpasses all human understanding.

We achieve more, love more, give more, do more, and live more when our heart is at rest. It’s easier said than done - I get that. With all the demands our way of life puts on us, it’s almost impossible to stay calm. Just when you think you are done with one issue, another jumps at you. And when you’ve finally figured out how to manage the level you are in, you move up to another. But that’s life, and one simple way to handle these rushing changes is to find time to immerse your mind in God’s word. Simply put, read his word.

There’s a word for every situation and a healing piece for every instance of brokenness; you don’t have to figure it out all by yourself. It may be difficult in the beginning but find the time, still the waves, and calm the raging seas of your mind. Allow God’s word to serenade you from above with his peace as you trust him with your life and meditate on his word. As long as we remain on earth, trying times will come; but we have absolute comfort in knowing that God’s got everything covered when you trust him.

Now let’s do a little exercise, shall we? Breathe in deeply and exhale…aaah! That feels good, doesn’t it? It’s an excellent exercise for relieving pent-up emotions, including stress, anger, and anxiety. When I’ve had it with a situation, I simply tell myself, “Exhale, let it go.”


6 comments :

Anonymous said...

Right on point! Exhaling all the way. Thanks Seye

Fabmom

Anonymous said...

Dis is a very big relief. Thanks seye

Anonymous said...

SOOOOOO True. Thanks Seye

Bolu Maborukoje said...

So true! I always say to myself, I need to choose my battles. Everytime I get tensed, I ask myself, is it worth it? Is this a battle I want to challenge? I always find answers in exhaling.

Seye Oke said...

Bolu I agree with you on choosing battles wisely. Many times we are stressed by really inconsequential issues and its so important we learn not to sweat the small stuffs...thanks for sharing.

Faith George said...

Thanks Seye for making my xmas a memorable one, (i am a winner) God reward and also bless the work of your hands, merry xmas.