Did you know the opposite of peace is not chaos, but fear? When we aren’t sure about certain things in our lives, whether big or small, it can cause us to stress over the future, which disrupts our peace.
Have you ever tried to complete a work-related task in the middle of family or friend drama? If you consider yourself an empath, it’s difficult to focus because your mind is not in the present. It’s either in the past, thinking about things you could’ve done differently, or in the future, pondering ways to reach a desired outcome.
Proverb 29:25 tells us trusting God with our problems is the best way to remain peaceful because He will keep us safe. Falling into fear will keep us trapped and cause us to lean on our own understanding, which is the exact opposite of Scripture (Proverbs 3:5). Fear creates a trickle-down effect that prevents us from growing our businesses and achieving a well-balanced life filled with love, healthy relationships, and success.
When you choose peace, you are embracing the unknown and moving forward in the best way you know how and believing God has your back. Entrepreneurship involves risk, but if you invite God to be a part of your journey you aren’t by yourself. You have the advantage of knowing someone who can see the beginning and the end and will give you direction for each day.
Things may never come to pass on any deadline you set but if God gave you the vision, rest assured it’s happening! All you are required to do is focus on what you’re given as you take on each day. Time moves pretty fast when you’re working in purpose and God’s plan will gradually unveil with time, giving you more peace and direction.
You can also invite peace into your life with routines and boundaries. How are you preparing yourself for the day? As a child of God, you must do more than wake up and get to work. Don’t make yourself vulnerable to enemy attacks by neglecting time for Bible study, prayer, worship, and self-care. You need daily practices that build your spiritual bank so you have the capacity and capability to positively compartmentalize and make Godly decisions.
You also need the strength to stick to your boundaries, even if it’s as simple as telling relatives who usually call with drama to wait until the end of your workday so you can pour focus into different areas effectively. Get comfortable with uncomfortable moments as you make your boundaries clear — they will be alright!
This is about your peace. Shifting your mindset to welcome peace does not grant an absence of challenges but gives you the wisdom to give it all to Him and keep moving to fulfill your mission on Earth. Keep Philippians 4:7 in your heart as you continue with your day and at all costs, protect your peace. I have faith in you.
Sheridan C. Watkins is a journalist and the owner of Perennial Peaces, a jewelry and gifts brand focused on transcending self-worth to all women. Her true work began after climbing out of a dark place with the help of God and therapy and her life mission is to provide tangible peace through her Divine gifts to help women heal and transform their life. Follow the mission on Instagram and Facebook: @perennialpeaces