UNEVEN TERRAIN

My boys love sports, it does not matter which one is in season they will play it. They have a hand in it all or should I say a foot in it all. I wish they could design footwear that is suitable for all sports, because to be honest they all look pretty much the same to me anyway. But I know of one shoe that has more distinction from all the others that makes me feel like I am getting my money’s worth, does not matter if I win or lose the match. While wearing these shoes I am grounded and secure, win or loose. The only shoes that can give me this are the shoes of peace.

But like many different footwear items for his different sports , he needs sharper spikes for sprinter boots. Only because the terrain he runs on is different from the terrain his rugby is on. His sprinting boots is on rubber and this sport needs sharper, stronger spikes. And so is the terrain of living healthy and wanting to live more spiritually as well. Everyone in your circle of friends will not always understand your transformation, that is why dealing with other people requires a different kind of peace. That is the kind of peace that only comes from God.

STEP 1 – Ask the lord to reveal to you, people in your life who are most in need of experiencing each of the following from you. Write their names next to the word below in your Prayer Journal – for example:

  • Compassion… Claudia
  • Kindness… Claudia
  • Gentleness…
  • Patience…
  • Acceptance…
  • Forgiveness…
  • Love…

So, can you see how the terrain that leads towards restoring and maintaining peace with God’s people can be like walking uphill, depending on their personality, weakness and intentions?

But choose to do your part, hold the line so there are no holes the enemy can take advantage of. This does not mean you must be best friends with everyone. It only means that you must be careful to walk in peace and pursuing it with others .

#doesnotmattertheterrain #herewego

Day 24 Mental Health Tip

Peace is a daily, weekly a monthly process, gradually changing opinions.