Matt 5:9

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

As we go through our day, we are faced with situations that we must react to. Are we being attacked emotionally and feel that we must defend ourselves, are we witnessing abuse of someone else or are there others that are verbally bashing our faith and moral standards? Whatever it is that we are facing, we have a choice. To lash out in the same way or to do it in a way that will make a bigger impression. I have learned over the last 10 years or so that lashing out gets me no where. If I really want to change a situation then I need to take a step back, take a deep breathe and bring peace to the situation. Are we going to be peacemakers or are we going to be the “other”? What impact do you want to make on this world?

Lord Father, thank You so much for showing me daily how taking a step back and breathing before reacting can have a lasting effect on my life and the life of those around me. I pray Lord that today as I’m faced with life, that I will draw from Your wisdom and react in a way that will make a lasting impression. You only Lord are my guide! Amen!


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