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I can’t control others and I sure can’t allow others to control me. I don’t like conflict even though before Christ, I would be the one causing the chaos, confusion, and strife. I would judge the actions of every single person in leadership over me and then find a way to manipulate them into thinking that they were the problem. I cannot do that anymore. I want no part of it. The problem for me lies in that I recognize it in others because I used to have it and as a leader, I don’t know what to do first. Do I stop myself from shaking when the conflict arises or do I first stop it from affecting innocent bystanders? It hurts to see those who are natural born leaders take control over others in leadership just because they CAN. I used to do that and because I used to do that, this time around God has truly humbled me. A good leader must be a good follower. The work will get done regardless.

Psalm 29:11 – The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.

peace6Peace like a river is all I desire and most days do not attain. I feel as if I am on some type of training ground. For what, I am still unsure. This much I do know…God is my ultimate authority, He has changed me, and my experiences (even the negative ones) are acting now as guidelines to help others achieve deliverance. I am on hollowed ground.

You can read Psalm 29-32 and bask in the beautiful poetic musical prayers of those long ago at www.biblegateway.com. What a testimony to God’s favor and mercy upon us all! Join in the discussion by posting comments or questions below and let’s do this together!! #ReadtheBible #bgbg2 #BibleGateway #newbeginnings #Psalm

To further your reading, consider this from:

Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

PeaceofChristMeekness is an attribute of human nature and behavior. It is restraining one’s own power so as to allow room for others. What a difficult concept in a world where everyone is trying to “get theirs” before someone else gets it. We live in a world where people fight over a piece of cheese on a good day. Step aside for once and give someone else the limelight. I’m talking to myself here! Humility…the finest point on the sword of forgiveness and love!

Related Scriptures: Romans 4:13; Galatians 3:16; Proverbs 11:2