So I remember a time last year 2018 where I thought God was in something I was involved in which by the way was a “killer stuff”, and the way I thought I had my own “confirmation” was peace! Haa! Peace.
So I initially had unrest about this, talked myself into this decision and suddenly your girl had peace. Peace that was based on my emotion. Peace that I rationalized myself into! Oh sweet peace. Anyway made the decision and met myself in a tight corner. Thank God for mercy!
My lesson from this incident was there is a big difference between the peace God gives you and the one you give yourself because perhaps you want what God isn’t leading to, you do not trust God enough, you think you know better.
Now this is where I am going, of course peace about a decision or choice can be God’s way of speaking to you but personally I think if you have not learned to discern your emotion/feeling about anything versus God’s leading, then using peace as your yardstick may just be a very dicey road you are treading.
I encourage you to be certain the peace you are feeling is not from yourself but from God prior to making your decision, so you do not fall into error. Just read something few minutes before typing this up in the EVERYDAY LIFE BIBLE (AMP featuring Joyce Meyer commentaries), under the life point section that “we can be led of the spirit through internal peace every day of our lives, but we do need to beware of false peace” that can come from excitement and desire to do something. Hence the need to double check and ensure it is God, not you. I pray God continues to help us on this journey
On a side note, my church’s theme for the year is Peace. John 14: 27 KJV
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."
Anyway I am always like yeah Peace- chill, quiet, serene environment and then I listened to plus read pastor Debola Deji-Kurunmi’s prophetic outlook for 2019 and God said to her that His peace ( I am paraphrasing by the way) is commanding force, because to calm the storm, a greater force is required! It had never crossed my mind that way before
Lol okay, let me end my gist on peace. Wishing you all a peaceful 2019 .
p.s: I know I have been gone for like forever, I apologize. It’s a new year, let it go 🙂