While attending to a friend’s emotional and spiritual needs recently, I came across an insight truffle in Colossians 3:15 (you already know it’s AMP 😄):
“Let the peace of Christ [the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him] be the controlling factor in your hearts [deciding and settling questions that arise]. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body [of believers]. And be thankful [to God always].”
COLOSSIANS 3:15 AMP
Reading this verse got me doing an internal audit because I was going through something oddly similar to what my friend was going through. But I’d just come to a place of total surrender and trust in God and His sovereign will — I had just internally let go of something that was persistently costing me more than just my peace of mind.
Just before I sent the verse to my friend, I asked God, “Why did I not find this verse since? Why did I not find this formula earlier?” The response I got in my spirit was that I was the one persistently holding on tightly to something that even those around me could see was eroding my peace and steadily being a source of stress for me.
Since I’d already just gone through the process of recommitting that thing to God and being told that it was not for me, I was already at a place where I knew I had to let go.
Nonetheless, I realised that this fail-proof formula for we spiritual beings is something that we should continually apply to situations in our lives, especially at the very beginning. We should make continuous assessments of people, situations, things, relationships and engagements in our lives using this formula.
If it does not give you peace, it is not from God.
If it stresses or confuses you, it is not from God.
If it erodes your peace, it is not from God.
If it gives you headaches or heartaches, it is not from God.
If it causes you to go against your conscience, it is not from God.
If you have as much as a single persisting doubt, it is not from God.
If it goes against your doctrine as a spiritual being, it is not from God.
If you cannot find purpose and/or fulfilment in it, it is not from God.
If it suppresses or causes you to suppress your spirit or the Spirit of God in you, it is not from God.
Our God is a God of peace and order, not a God of confusion, stress or disorder.
Nothing in this life that erodes our peace should remain with us. We must take great care to not hold on to these types of things.
Stay blessed lovely people 😘.