What causes us to lose our peace?
Lots of things, running late, traffic jams, spilled coffee, That’s why it’s so important to ‘exercise’ walking in peace every day.
For example, you have to decide when to close your mouth and not be easily offended. And you have to be OK with being wrong sometimes.
Many have died, some are in prisons, and many are living with a guilt conscience, just because they were too fast to act on something. Now, their constant words are,“Had l know”.
Why do some people live in so much hatred, envy, jealousy, bitterness and rancour?
Why the violence, selfishness and wars?
Why do some of us find it difficult to let go, to forgive, to apologize or accept apologies?
Why does our anger last for a very long time?
Why do we live as if we are the “lords” of our lives?
Let’s all live with the consciousness that ONE DAY, everything about our life in this flesh will end. The only thing that will remain will be memories, and whether or not the memories will be predicated on the kind of relationship we have with our fellow humans.
Ponder on this story my big daddy shared with me
TOO LATE TO APOLOGISE!
“Where are you coming from by this time of the night?”
“Honey you won’t believe what happened today. Oh God I’m so tired right now.”
She replied as she yawned.
“I asked where you are coming from and you are vomiting rubbish. Does that answer my question? Are you trying to pretend you don’t know there’s no food in this house?”
He said fuming.
“Honey I’m sorry but you should hear me out first. I….”
Before she could complete that sentence, a thunderous slap kissed her left cheek and she passed out on the sofa.
“Get my dinner ready, after that you will tell me why you switched off your phone.”
He said as he walked towards the bedroom.
When he noticed there was no response from his wife, he was infuriated.
He rushed towards her to unleash the rest of the demon in him but on getting close to her, he discovered she has passed out.
He was shocked.
Cold sweat appeared on his forehead and raced down his temple.
Fear gripped him.
He began to panic.
He dashed into the bedroom, picked his car key and darted out of the house to open his car.
He rushed back into the house almost immediately, lifted his wife and headed to his car.
As he made to start the ignition, the car key fell off his hand.
He was visibly shaking.
Picking up the car key proved to be a difficult task to him as he couldn’t get hold of it.
He succeeded but had to use both hands to start the car ignition. His shaky hands turned against him.
His heart was racing.
He couldn’t hold the steering firmly but he managed to drive his way to the hospital.
Getting to the hospital, he alerted the nurses. His wife was rushed into the emergency ward.
He became restless.
After about five minutes, his doctor appeared to him.
“Good evening Mr Collins.”
“Good evening doctor, how’s my wife?”
He said with great panic.
“Your wife was here few hours ago. She brought your mum to the hospital before going home and if she had been ten minutes late, your mum would have died.
She wanted to alert you but her phone battery went flat. I would have called you but she said she will notify you when she get home. What really happened?”
The doctor asked.
“Doctor, is my wife okay?”
He asked with teary eyes.
“Your mum is in the other ward Mr Collins.”
The doctor replied.
He couldn’t hide his impatience as he gripped the doctor’s shirt.
“What about my wife doctor? Is she okay?”
The doctor managed to pull his hands off his shirt before letting the cat out of the bag.
“I’m sorry Mr Collins, your wife couldn’t make it. She’s dead.
He was shocked.
Cold shivers ran down his spine.
He began to shake.
Hot tears welled up his eyes and as he made an attempt to speak, they raced down his cheeks.
Liquid fluids leaked out of his nostrils and wetted his lips. His shirt became drenched with sweat.
He wanted to man up but he couldn’t.
He groaned in pain and let out a mad shout.
But then, it was too late to correct his mistake.
He should have heard her first as requested by her.
He should have controlled his anger.
He shouldn’t have laid his hand on her.
He should have been patient with her.
He shouldn’t have….
He should have….
But he didn’t.
It was too late to apologize.
Don’t make such a mistake.
“James 1:19-20 KJV
 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:  For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.”
SAY NO TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!!!
IT BUILDS A LOT OF EMOTIONAL TRAUMA IN OUR PSYCHOLOGICAL LIVES!!
When people hurt us, we should learn to look at what people have done to themselves instead of just looking at what they have done to us. Usually, when a person hurts someone else, he’s probably hurting himself at least as much and is suffering some fallout as a result. That’s why, as He hung on the cross in agony, Jesus said of His murderers, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’
That’s incredible forgiveness. Let that inspire you today. We all need to seek to forgive like Jesus. Luke 23:34
Everyone has to deal with inconveniences, but we can deal with them and avoid a bad attitude. Remember today that only God is perfect and trust in Him. He can always lead you past disappointing circumstances, strengthening you and helping you to hold on to your peace.