How do you increase peace in your life? Join me as I discuss some things you can do to increase peace in your life. You don’t have to be full of anxiety, anger or fear, but you can experience peace that comes from the Lord.
Social Media and Peace
I enjoy social media, but as much as I enjoy it, I have come to realize it does not give me peace. There is research that suggests that spending time on social media increases depression.
One reason why is because people only post the highlights of their life, or even worse, they create an image of themselves that portrays life better for themselves than what reality is. Seeing all this causes us to think everyone has it better than I do and that makes us bummed out.
I also see people posting so many divisive things on social media. The things they are posting leads to division and anger and does not promote peace in your life.
The News is Not Your Peace
If you turn on the news or follow the news on social media, then I can guarantee it’s probably not making you feel better about things that are happening in the world today. The news can discourage and cause anger in you.
What You Think Can Cause Peace
If you are traveling and you start to feel lost, looking at a map can help you get back on track. The same is true with our emotional wellbeing. If you lack peace in your life, there are some things you can do to get back that peace.
If you take a look at scripture, you will discover that what you think about will have an impact on you. If you are thinking about the negative, divisive, and things that make you angry, then that will reflect in your life. If, however, you begin to think about things that are true, noble, pure, lovely and things which are of good report, then that is going have a positive effect in your life.
Take a minute to listen to my podcast and spend some time thinking about Philippians 4:8-9, and I believe that the God of peace will be with you, as Paul has stated.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.” Philippian 4:8-9